Patrice O Rourke Gibbons

Senior Patent Paralegal

Following my degree in Business & Legal Studies which I obtained in UCD, I qualified as a solicitor in Australia. Upon my return to Ireland, I entered the Patent profession and have been working in Intellectual Property, as a qualified patent administrator for more than 8 years.

I have extensive experience in patent renewals and the management and maintenance of patents including the more complex large portfolios in the Irish, European and International markets.  As part of this work, I work closely with our clients to develop reports to assist with their IP management and strategies.

  • '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