Patent Attorney at Hanna Moore + Curley
Donnacha Curley is a European patent attorney, an Irish patent and trademark attorney and a Community design attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in private practice.
Mr Curley focuses his attention on technologies in the agritech, software and electronics fields and represents a number of award-winning companies in these sectors. He has shared the journey with clients from start-up phase through rounds of investor due diligence and fundraising, to ultimate acquisition by multinational entities. In addition to his local client base, Mr Curley also represents a number of large multinationals before the EPO.
Prior to establishing Hanna Moore + Curley, Mr Curley worked with another firm of patent attorneys and, before that, as an applications engineer for a US electronics company.
In addition to this professional qualifications as a patent and trademark attorney, Mr Curley holds a diploma in legal studies, an honours diploma in electronic engineering and a master’s in electrical engineering. While qualifying as a patent attorney, Mr Curley was awarded the Drafting Prize for the highest mark in the United Kingdom Joint Examination Board Finals Examination for drafting specifications.
Mr Curley is the current president of the Irish Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys and previous chair of its Patent Law Committee. In this capacity, he represents the Irish profession internationally and liaises with the Irish government on matters relating to intellectual property.