About InventorshiP

Founded in 2018, Inventorship is a boutique patent and design practice that offers creative solutions for clients of any size in Europe, Ireland, and worldwide.

Our core values are based on your needs – we only succeed if you do

But don’t take our word for it – here’s an independent review from IAM’s patent 1000:

Inventorship’s Richard Gillespie lands in the IAM Patent 1000 this year thanks to top reports from his loyal clientele. He founded his own outfit in 2018, after a decade practising in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Unusually, he runs his boutique completely remotely, meaning the pandemic had little effect on his work. “Step by step Richard breaks down technology and converts technical language into legal language. He approaches applications with absolute professionalism and competence, and has a very detail-oriented approach.”

Our approach is to be open, clear, and considered.



Nature is pleased with simplicity.
And nature is no dummy.

— Isaac Newton

Our Difference

Our approach is to be open, clear, and considered.

We don’t invoice by ambush:
We are open and honest about our costs. We tell you the cost of any work we do before we do it, so you’re in control.

We speak human:
We don’t encrust everything in legalise. Instead, we work hard to make things clear and easy to understand.

We’ve found that if we can make an invention easy to understand, it’s easier to get a patent for it.

It also makes your life easy – after all it’s hard to make decisions when you don’t understand your options.

We are always thinking:
We constantly work to improve the quality of our work and fit it better to your needs – everything is considered and every detail matters.

We monitor our timeliness, and our work is rigorously checked for errors before it is filed. We develop and use proprietary software to reduce risk and improve the quality of our work.

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

— Aristotle

No alarms and no surprises

— Radiohead

It’s more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but short, easy words like “What about lunch?”

— A. A. Mile, Winnie-the-Pooh
Patent attorney Richard Gillespie

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.

Patent attorney Richard Gillespie
has over fifteen years’ experience from his work at top tier patent practices in Dublin and London
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