B.Sc (Hons), PhD
Prior to entering the Intellectual Property profession, I graduated with a primary honour’s degree in Analytical Sciences from Dublin City University in 2017. I worked as an Analyst in the State Laboratory, looking into many different samples focusing on Animal Feedingstuff and Fertilizers. After my undergraduate degree, I completed a PhD in Physical Chemistry (entitled “Microcavity Array Supported Lipid Bilayers Biomimetic Platform for Study of Membrane Associating Proteins and Membrane-Protein Aggregation”) with Professor Tia Keyes, again in Dublin City University.
My PhD was a great multidisciplinary body of work dealing with areas of physical and analytical chemistry including fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemical spectroscopy, microscopy, lithography, and biochemistry for studying proteins and protein aggregation in healthy and diseased lipid bilayer states. My research focused on diseased states including Cancers and Alzheimer’s. My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and I also presented my work at conferences on a national and international level. I have collaborated with many international universities throughout my time in research.
Because of the diverse scientific background I have achieved, I plan to enhance my knowledge further by drafting and prosecuting Irish, UK and European patent applications in many fields including Life Science (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals etc.) Material Science, Medical Devices and Mechanical Devices.
Outside of work, I enjoy going on hikes, traveling, coaching rugby, and am a collector of whiskeys.
I am excited to be entering the world of Intellectual Property as a Trainee European Patent Attorney with PurdyLucey.
PurdyLucey Named As Top Tier Firm For Patent ProsecutionIP Stars / Managing IP 2021
Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2020IP Stars / Managing IP
'Hallmarks of the IP service at PurdyLucey are attention to detail and a resolutely commercial focus; every patent application – whether under the Irish, UK, European or Patent Cooperation Treaty systems – is drafted, filed and prosecuted with the utmost care and rigour.'IAM Patent 1000 - 2018
'PurdyLucey has been 'warmly endorsed' and is described by IAM as a firm that has secured ''a remarkably strong foothold'' in the prosecution market, thanks to its bright practitioners, whose ''exemplary lateral thinking generates novel concepts and successful strategies''. Highly recommended is co-founder Michael Lucey, a software authority who dispatches ICT mandates with aplomb.'IAM Patent 1000 - 2018
'Co-founded by established attorneys Barry Purdy and Michael Lucey, PurdyLucey is forging a strong name thanks to its ''superb pool of prosecution nous''. It is particularly noted for its prowess in Purdy's chosen field of biotechnology, making it a prime choice for life sciences clients. This concentration is complemented by Lucey's success in his electronics and software specialism.'IAhttps://www.worldipreview.com/listing/leaders?profile_keywords=&profile_company=PurdyLucey&exact_company_match=1&geographyid=&submit=SearchM Patent 1000 - 2018
'Barry Purdy and Michael Lucey are the leading lights and should be considered among the top names in Ireland.'Managing Intellectual Property - 2018