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. To do this, we’re always looking for ways of making our work more effective. We always aim to provide you with a service that is open, clear, and considered. So, we’re always looking for ways to make your life easier.
For us there’s no silver bullet – every detail maters.
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High quality drafting and prosecution:
We use proprietary software to analyse the European Patent Register – in addition to improving the quality of our work we can reduce risk by identifying and avoiding issues that have caused others to lose rights.
Quality control is a key part of our procedures – we monitor our timeliness, and our work is rigorously checked for errors before it is filed.
We are always working to improve the quality of our work – we care about every detail. Quality is a journey not a destination.
Fixed, transparent fees:
Everyone hates it, but the cost of getting a European Patent Attorney to do something is usually a mystery. We hate it too – so we will tell you the cost of any work we do before we do it. We don’t invoice by ambush.
We speak human:
There’s no point to automatic jargon packed advice that can’t be understood, and no Examiner is ever persuaded by a bot. Why try to imitate robots when they lack social skills?
We don’t pretend to be machines – instead we work hard to make our work easy to read and to understand.
Clarity is no accident – it takes time, effort, and sometimes multiple rewrites to compose a good sentence. But the extra effort is worth it. The result is that you get clearer advice, and our work is more effective at shepherding applications to grant.
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.