Director
Patents, Designs, Copyright

EXPERIENCE:

Paul Lynch is a Director at TLIP, where his practice focuses on patent drafting, patent prosecution, and advising on registered designs.  Paul specialises in electronic and mechanical related matters, including computer systems, telecommunications, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and inkjet printing.

Paul has a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineer from Dublin City University (DCU), and an MSc. in Microsystems and Nanotechnology from Cranfield University, where he explored the feasibility of fabricating printer nozzles using different lasers.

Paul enjoys working closely with inventors to tease out the different aspects of their invention, and has been fortunate enough to have been involved with commercially important cases, covering many products that have come to market through the years.
Paul also holds a Patent Attorney Litigation Certificate and has advised clients in various actions before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), working with specialist counsel to reach favourable settlements before trial on all occasions.

EDUCATION:

  • BEng. Electronic Engineering (2.1)
  • MSc. Microsystems and Nanotechnology
  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Registered Design Attorney

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

  • TLIP invited to speak to speak to MSc. entrepreneurship students at Leeds University (2018)
  • Unified Patent Court (UPC) Update: TLIP news, 28th November 2016
  • “Practical tips for bringing cases to the IPEC” – CIPA East of England meeting (2016)
  • “The Patent Box” Budget event – HSBC’s Birmingham Area Commercial Centre (2013)

TECHNOLOGY SNAPSHOP

  • Electronics, Internet of Things, computer memory controllers and systems, content delivery networks; blockchain, navigation devices,  payment systems, piezoelectric actuators, MEMs, wireless communication systems, semiconductors, wireless technologies,  microscopes; medical devices; and turf treatment machines.
PRACTICE SNAPSHOP
  • Patent prosecution, opposition and appeals, litigation, due diligence, freedom to operate, contracts and licensing, agreements, patent box,  Unified Patent Court , trademark prosecution, registered designs, IP strategy.