Kieran has over 13 years' experience advising clients on IP matters relating to physics and engineering technologies. Specialist technical areas include medical devices, automotive, graphene, subsea engineering, particle accelerators, detectors, spectroscopy and microscopy.
Kieran's practice focuses mainly on the identification and procurement of IP rights and he routinely works with clients to maximise the value that may be extracted from R&D work undertaken. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and is skilled at formulating innovative strategies that strike an effective balance between protection of commercially valuable concepts and clients' budgets.
Kieran represents a wide range of clients from start ups to universities and international organisations. He is experienced in handling large global patent portfolios and works with associates across the world to provide his clients with proactive, commercially-focused advice, ensuring that the IP strategy complements his clients' objectives.
In addition to drafting and prosecution work, Kieran has experience of handling contentious matters relating to patent infringement and entitlement issues. Kieran has attended hearings before the European Patent Office's Examining Division, Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal, as well as the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), achieving positive outcomes for his clients in each forum.
Intellectual Property Law
Highest mark achieved in one of the UK professional qualifying exams
December 9th 2022
July 20th 2021
January 27th 2020
September 26th 2019
January 28th 2019
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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language webinar in cooperation with the BVIZ on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” on 16th of November 2023. The webinar will …Event details
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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language seminar on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” in Salzburg and Dresden. The seminar will offer you the opportunity to gain …Event details
Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
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