Orlaith Reedy


Patent Attorney

I am an experienced European Patent Attorney (EPA), UK Chartered Patent Attorney (CPA) and Irish Registered Patent Agent (RPA) and have been in practice for over 16 years.

After qualifying with a primary honour’s degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin , I worked as a hardware design engineer in an Irish design services company. I subsequently completed a postgraduate diploma in Applied Computing for Technologists from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Since becoming a Patent Attorney, I have worked with well-known multinationals and start-up technology companies assisting them in the development and management of their IP portfolios.

I have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in prosecuting patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO), including representing clients at Oral Proceedings before the EPO on numerous occasions and also advises on patent infringement and validity issues.

I specialise in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of telecommunications, electronics, software, optoelectronics and mechanical engineering.

I am a past member of the Irish Patents Law Committee and tutor for student members of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Agents of Ireland and a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

I was delighted to learn that this year I was nominated by Managing IP, the leading Global source for news and analysis on all IP developments, as a Rising Star for 2018/19.

  • PurdyLucey Named Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2022
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Barry Purdy named as a Global IP Star by MIP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Michael Lucey named as a Global IP Star
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • PurdyLucey Named As Top Tier Firm For Patent Prosecution
    IP Stars / Managing IP 2021
  • Susanne Cahill Named as a 'Rising Star' by Managing IP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Michael Lucey named a Global IP Star by Managing IP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Barry Purdy recognised as a Global IP Star by Managing IP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2020
    IP 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