B.Sc. (Hons), EPA, CPA, RPA, RTMA, CTMA
Further to obtaining my honours degree in Analytical Science from Dublin City University I then qualified as a European Patent Attorney, a Chartered Patent Attorney in the United Kingdom and a Registered Patent Agent and Trade Mark Agent in Ireland.
I entered the patent profession in 1988 and worked at an established firm of Irish and UK patent attorneys based in Dublin, where my client focus was in the mechanical, chemical and biological fields. Having qualified as a European and Irish patent attorney, I then joined Unilever plc’s Patent Department and qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in the United Kingdom. During my time in Unilever, I was responsible for advising on infringement risks and for the international protection, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights for Unilever’s deodorants, perfumes, cosmetics, packaging and toothbrush businesses – including brands such as Calvin Klein, Elida Fabergé, Dove, Mentadent, Persil and Elizabeth Arden. I subsequently returned to private practice in Ireland and the UK, ultimately establishing the Irish branch a UK firm of patent attorneys. I have considerable experience of advising Irish, British and international clients, small and large, on all aspects of intellectual property protection, prosecution and enforcement.
In terms of my legal expertise, I have in depth knowledge of original patent drafting, filing and prosecution across a broad range of technical fields including those mentioned below, together with in depth experience of innovation management, IP portfolio management, infringement risk assessments, competitor analyses and surveillance, IP strategies, IP due diligence exercises, patentability advice, design rights advice, trademarks advice, patent oppositions and appeals at EPO and patent ownership disputes and litigation
Chemical products and processes | pharmaceuticals | biochemistry | drug delivery |detergent technology | surfactants | cosmetics | microbiology | consumer products
Analytical devices and processes | packaging | medical devices | dental technology | mechanical devices | agricultural machinery and equipment
On a side note, one of my thankless pastimes include being a Shih Tzu lover and a keen but frequently unsuccessful gardener!
'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.'IAM 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