Patent Attorney at Hanna Moore + Curley
Conor Boyce is a European patent attorney, an Irish patent attorney and a Community design attorney with nearly 30 years’ experience.
His university education was in the field of electronic engineering and his work with Hanna Moore + Curley primarily entails the preparation and prosecution of electronics and software-related cases for both local and larger multinational clients.
Prior to joining private practice, Mr Boyce worked in-house at IBM in the United Kingdom as a senior patent attorney for a number of years. There, as well as directly supporting product groups, he was involved in IP-related contract support and licensing matters. Mr Boyce is also the inventor for IBM patent US 6459986.
Mr Boyce is a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys and a council member of the European Patent Institute (epi).
As Irish Representative on the Patent Practice Committee, he has contributed to a number of updates to the EPO Guidelines for Examination, as well as being a member of the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Thematic Group responsible for liaising with directors of the EPO ICT Cluster and contributing to epi amicus curiae briefs for EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions in the ICT Space.