Patent Attorney at Hanna Moore + Curley
Marie Walsh is a European patent attorney, a UK chartered patent attorney, an Irish patent attorney, and a Community design and EU trademark attorney. She has over 25 years’ experience in private practice.
Ms Walsh graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc (Hons), with a specialisation in industrial chemistry. She went on to work in the research department of a multinational pharmaceutical company in the United Kingdom, where her experience placed her at the fulcrum of exploratory research in polymer synthetic routes.
Ms Walsh joined the patent profession in 1989 and qualified as a UK chartered patent attorney and European patent attorney. She studied with the Open University and obtained an MBA with a focus on strategic management and management of innovation. Ms Walsh’s work involves devising IP strategies for patent portfolios, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications primarily at the EPO and UK Intellectual Property Office for entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized enterprises and other organisations.
Ms Walsh joined Hanna Moore + Curley in 2014 and works with US clients, local Irish clients, as well as a growing number of Chinese clients. Ms Walsh leads the firm’s China team and was appointed chief representative of Hanna Moore + Curley’s China office in 2018.
Ms Walsh practises in technologies across a number of sectors – in particular, in the chemistry and life sciences sector, including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, medtech and food technology – in relation to IP portfolio management and strategy; drafting and prosecution of patent applications, supplementary protection certificates, due diligence and freedom-to-operate opinions. During her career, Ms Walsh has been directly responsible for the patent portfolios of several major multinational companies.
Ms Walsh is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys.