Founded in 2018, Inventorship is a boutique patent and design practice for clients of any size who need European, Irish, or worldwide protection. Our core values are based on your needs – we only succeed if you do.
We aim to give you the best chance of getting useful protection for your innovations. We aim to improve by checking the actual effect our handiwork has on the progress of a patent application. We always aim to provide you with a service that is open, clear, and considerate.
Owner Richard Gillespie has over fifteen years’ experience in diverse technical fields (such as medical devices, computers, electronics, and telecoms) from his work at top tier patent practices in Dublin and London. He organises CEIPI tutorials for preparing Irish trainees to become European Patent Attorneys. He also tutors on European and Irish law relating to inventive step.
Richard is a qualified European and Irish patent attorney and a qualified design representative before the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He holds a degree in computer and electronic engineering from Trinity College Dublin. While there he completed a research master’s degree on the power consumption of CMOS binary multipliers, kayaked and played the guitar. During this time, he enjoyed teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in telecommunications.
He also holds a certificate for balancing an egg at the equator.