Paul Keane

Computing & Electronics

BEng (Electronic Engineering); HDip (Microelectronics); Registered Irish Patent Agent (RPA); European Patent Attorney

Paul is a qualified European Patent Attorney and a qualified Irish Patent Attorney. He graduated with a BEng in Electronic Engineering specialising in Integrated Circuit Design from University of Limerick and also holds a Higher Diploma in Microelectronics (HDipMicro) from University College Cork. Paul’s areas of expertise include electronics, telecommunications, physics, mechanical devices, software/computer implemented inventions, integrated circuit design and optoelectronics.

Paul joined FRKelly in 2013 having spent a number of years working with other IP firms in Dublin. He has developed a unique skill set combining his patent attorney qualification with practical experience gained through working in the National Microelectronic Research Centre (NMRC) in University College Cork. Paul specialised in Intellectual Property investigation in the NMRC and was responsible for reverse engineering integrated electronic chips, infringement analysis and competitive analysis.

Paul has considerable experience in drafting patent specifications in the field of electronics, software, physics and medical devices. Paul also deals with matters related to infringement, opposition and revocation.

Paul is based in our Dublin office.




22 June 2015 – Searching of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO

27 January 2015 – European Patent Office allows reduced fees for certain Applicants

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