Richard Gillespie is highly regarded for his expert patent prosecution work in the fields of computers, electronics and telecoms. Richard works closely with clients to quickly get a deep understand of any project. He knows this is essential for tailoring the strongest patent rights to their needs. 

As a qualified European and Irish patent attorney, Richard is constantly working to get the best possible protection for innovations. He is also always keen to identify cutting edge ways to obtain better protection. He offers imaginative and pragmatic advice. Clients appreciate his jargon free practical appraisals.

Richard tutors trainees in Ireland on European and Irish law relating to novelty and inventive step. He also organises CEIPI (Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle) tutorials on behalf of APTMA (the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys) to prepare trainees in Ireland for the EQEs (European Qualification Examinations). Passing the EQEs is a requirement to practising before the EPO (European Patent Office).

Prior to founding Inventorship, Richard worked in patenting for over fifteen years in a number of top tier patent practices in Dublin and London. He holds a Master’s degree in engineering from Trinity College Dublin. While there, he performed research into the power consumption of CMOS binary multipliers, kayaked and played the guitar. During this time, he enjoyed teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in telecommunication. He also thankfully learnt that music and kayaking are better topics of conversation than binary multipliers.

In addition, Richard holds a certificate in intellectual property law from Queen Mary University of London and a certificate in balancing eggs from the equator.

In his spare time Richard loves reading, hill walking and playing music. He is a founding member of Ukulele Tuesday in Dublin and briefly held a world record (with many, many friends) for the most amount of people playing a song on the ukulele.

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