Hanna Moore + Curley

Hanna Moore + Curley has established a unique reputation for patent prosecution in specialist high technologies such as electronics, software, telecommunications, materials sciences, renewable energy and medical devices. The firm’s patent attorneys each possess a deep technical knowledge, as well as the expert drafting skills expected from a prosecution boutique. Hanna Moore + Curley has world-class experience in prosecuting patents and its enviable client list includes high-profile global leaders.

Key among the firm’s senior staff are:

  • Barry Moore, recognised as an industry-leading expert by our telecommunications clients;
  • Donnacha Curley, who prosecutes software and electronics cases; and
  • Conor Boyce in the fields of electronics and telecommunications. 

Marie Walsh leads the thriving chemical and pharmaceutical practice, and newcomer to the Hanna Moore + Curley stable Anna Hally is well known as a leading IP practitioner in the biotechnology and life sciences area.

The firm boasts a strong team of European patent attorneys, including rising stars Catherine Hanratty, Sinead Lucy, Laurence Bibow and Michele Fratti, and is now reaping the rewards of having established itself as a best-practice firm for training new attorneys.  Expert software specialist Peter Hanna also plays a key role as an attorney of counsel.

Hanna Moore + Curley’s attorneys are qualified to act before the Irish Patents Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). The firm has a proven record of success in oppositions and before the EPO Board of Appeal. Its high grant rate has rewarded the firm with a loyal client base, which has entrusted the team with the prosecution of over 6,000 European applications.

In 2017 the firm opened a second office in Ireland, as well as bases in the United Kingdom, France and China. The firm employs 24 staff internationally, with English, German, Italian, French and Chinese language skills.

Hanna Moore + Curley has a strong client base in North America and Canada, and manages the international portfolios of many leading Irish and UK technology firms. For local clients (including multinational organisations based in Ireland and the United Kingdom), the firm coordinates and prosecutes applications in Europe, Russia, China, Japan, India, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

One of the few European firms to have a permanent base in China and an intimate knowledge of the Eastern market, Hanna Moore + Curley has developed strong relationships with a considerable number of client companies in Asia, including many recognised global names. With frequent guest speaker arrangements, Mr Hanna continues to drive the company’s Asian expansion and, in recent years, Ms Walsh has attracted significant pharmaceutical and medical device business from China.

Although the firm’s core focus is on patent prosecution, it also provides advisory services in relation to patent litigation and has been involved in actions and pre-action advice in numerous countries. It also advises on clearance and freedom to operate.

Hanna Moore + Curley supports patent clients with brand protection advice and its growing trademark practice encompasses filing and prosecuting applications, enforcing marks, managing portfolios and counselling clients. The firm regularly files registered designs with the EU Intellectual Property Office and the UKIPO.

Hanna Moore + Curley has earned a reputation as a vigorous, agile firm that is also deeply committed to fostering excellence and diligence. The firm demonstrates its commitment to continuous improvement with ongoing professional development and an unrivalled, structured training programme for new attorneys. Hanna Moore + Curley’s hand-picked paralegal team is carefully recruited and receives ongoing training in-house and through the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys.

Contact details

Hanna Moore + Curley
Garryard House
25-26 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2 D02 PX51

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Belfast
  • Dalian

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