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Dublin IP and R&D Summit 
22nd-23rd March 2022

The Dublin IP and R&D Summit has grown to become a 2 day Intellectual Property and R&D Conference and Expo. For the 2nd edition running, we are proud to be partnering with headline sponsor Enterprise Ireland, the government body responsible for innovation in the region, with a 3,500+ strong membership of IP owners including Start ups, SMEs and Corporates.


The summit was split into two parts, starting with a full day IP Commercialisation Workshop delivered by our strategic partners Mathys & Squire Consulting Ltd on the 22nd of March 2022. This workshop was aimed at In-House and IP Owners. This was followed by an interactive IP and R&D Conference on the 23rd of March, consisting of two streams of discussions looking at the most contemporary trends in the world of innovation. The conference was held in the heart of Dublin at the Convention Centre.

With over 150 participants across both days throughout the entire day, the chosen experts discussed various topics, including:


  • From a Pawn to a King using IP! Why IP strategy is key in taking your business to the next level.


  • A Sea of Thieves - Best practices in shielding your hard and soft IP


  • Seizing opportunities in a time of turmoil - IP in a Post BREXIT Reality


For a full agenda please download a copy of the agenda.

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2022 Speakers

Joe Doyle (Chair)

IP Manager, Enterprise Ireland 

Sean McNulty

Founder & Practitioner, Insight Innovate

Cian Farrell

Head of Legal, Huawei Ireland

David Goodfellow

Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Aptiv

Emanuele Ragnoli

CTO and cofounder, QPQ Limited

Anita Shaw

Chartered UK Patent Attorney & European Patent Attorney, IBM EMEA

Adam Tindall

Partner, Appleyard Lees

Sandrine Guillermin

Global IP Counsel, Transitions Optical

Professor Andrew Atkins

Global Technical Lead & Senior Technologist, Ricardo Innovations

Eoin McManus

General Counsel, Klas

Leo Clancy

CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Brendan Guildea

Barrister at Law, The Bar of Ireland

Craig Thomson

Partner and Patent Attorney, HGF Limited

Matthew White

CCO, Frontier IP

Dr. Jennifer Roper

Head of IP, Novozymes

Brian McElligot

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 

Altada Technology Solutions

Torsten Lindholm

Head of Customer Success, IP Screener

Adeline Fleming

Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard

Peter MacLachlan

Director, Trade Mark Attorney, EU Trade Mark Attorney, MacLachlan & Donaldson

Barry Connolly

Senior Legal Counsel, Three Mobile

Shane Smyth

Partner, European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, FRKelly

Justin Lawler

CTO, Qualflow Systems

Coreena Brinck

Partner, London and South, European and UK Patent Attorney (Regulated by IPReg), Zacco

Thomas McGuire

Director Patents Program, Fidelity Investments

Saoirse Kennelly

Licensing Manager, Perry Ellis International

Ian McDevitt

Head of Business Development, Dolmein

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