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Paul is a European and Chartered Patent Attorney. Paul worked previously in the patent department of an electronics and defence company and as a patent examiner at the UK IPO.

Paul specialises in inventions relating to mobile telecommunications, mobile phones, user interfaces, Bluetooth, software and business methods, digital electronics, payment processing networks and electronic transaction processing, medical devices including medicament delivery devices, data storage, lighting control systems, RF circuits, antennas, and satellite positioning systems. He has drafted hundreds of patent specifications and has prosecuted many patent applications directly before the UK and European patent offices, and before the US, Chinese, Korean, Canadian, Australian and Japanese patent offices through associates. In addition to his patent creation experience, Paul has handled numerous opposition and appeal cases before the EPO, and is experienced in landscaping, freedom-to-operate searching and advice, IP audits, and assisting clients with their internal IP systems and procedures.  He also advises on patent transactions and licensing.

Paul considers education and training to be of the utmost importance. He helps to train patent attorneys and regularly provides seminars on patent law. A number of Paul’s articles have been published in the press, and he has provided law and skills tutoring to in-house patent professionals of a multinational client company. Paul has also been involved in the setting of the finals patent examinations which lead to qualification as a UK patent attorney.

In 2023, Paul was nominated for UK Practitioner of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) by Managing IP.

Education

Paul has a BEng (Hons) in Electronics at Cardiff University and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • European Patent Litigator
  • UPC Authorised Representative
  • IP Litigation Certificate

Awards and Recognition

  • Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2024, 2023 & 2022
  • Chambers & Partners, Intellectual Property: Patent Attorneys Band 1 – 2024
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Recommended) for Patent Prosecution and EPO – 2024, 2023 & 2022
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (Patent Star) – 2024 & 2023

“Paul Derry is very committed, and he takes extra steps in application drafting to solve issues with inventors.” Client Testimonial, (PATMA: Patent Attorneys), Legal 500 – 2024

“Paul Derry is great at handling matters and providing expert analysis of patents.” (Band 1, Intellectual Property: Patent Attorneys), Chambers & Partners 2024

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