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Dublin IP and R&D Summit - 22nd and 23rd of 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.

2022 Sponsors

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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

Brian McElligot

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Altada Technology Solutions

Torsten Lindholm

Head of Customer Success, IP Screener

Peter MacLachlan

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

Adeline Fleming

Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard

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

Dr. Jennifer Roper

Head of IP, Novozymes

Saoirse Kennelly

Licensing Manager, Perry Ellis International

Barry Connolly

Senior Legal Counsel, Three Mobile

Ian McDevitt

Head of Business Development, Dolmein

Dublin IP and R&D Summit - 15th to 17th of October 2019 

The first Dublin IP and R&D Summit was a 1 day interactive IP and R&D conference and expo focusing on discussions on the most contemporary trends in the worlds of Intellectual Property and Research and Development. We were proud to welcome Enterprise Ireland as a strategic partner, the government body supporting innovation and business development uniting over 3500 IP owners. 


With over 100 participants throughout the entire day, the chosen experts discussed various topics, including:


  • The importance of IP in fast-growing companies (where to start with patents, trademarks copyright and design; IP licensing for business development; Intangible Assets: value drivers for competitive advantage and economic development) 


  • IP in scaling strategies and rising investments (global vs local strategy in IP protection, how can SMEs protect their IP, market, timing and costs) 


  • IP valuation models and IP as an asset class (product sales vs licensing; investor economics; IP as revenue and investment generator) 


  • SMEs - what to patent, what not to patent? (patent strategy vs market strategy; trade-secrets and know&how as an alternative to patents; AI and Blockchain for future IP strategies) 


  • Cross-functional integration of R&D and IP strategy 


  • IP in Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world (the rise of the intangible economy; challenges and opportunities especially with Enterprise Ireland's IP Strategy, Irish Knowledge Development Box and others)


2019 Sponsors

2019 Speakers

Joe Doyle

Intellectual Property Manager, Enterprise Ireland

Patrick Breslin

CEO, Breslin Consulting LLC

Greg Chew


Richard Gillespie

Founder, Inventorship

Donal O’Sullivan

CEO, Nutribio

Jari Pallari 

Research and Development Director, Firefly Orthoses Ltd

Raja Sharif

Founder and CEO, FarmaTrust

Zeev Fisher

CEO, Pekama

Sandrine Guillermin

IP Counsel, Transitions Optical

Joe Hogan

Founder & CTO, Openet 

Howard Read

Partner, Appleyard Lees IP LLP

Attorney, EMEA, Inventorship

Maheshwari Arun

David Townley

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Neurent Medical

Iulia Siedschlag

Associate Research Professor, Head of Research Area Competitiveness, Trade and FDI, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin

Breda Moore

Technical Director, T.E. Laboratories

Margaret Hartnet

Director of Research, GBG plc

Naoise Gaffney

Head of Patent Development, Intellectual Ventures

Raymond Hegarty

Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Everseen

Shourjya Sanyal

CEO, Think Biosolution

Nathan Wajsman

Chief Economist, EUIPO

David Goodfellow

Chief Patent Counsel, EMEA, Aptiv

Peter Corcoran

CEO, Monaghan Biosciences Ltd

Patrick Byrnes

Research & Development, Croom Precision Medical

Yann Ménière

Chief Economist, European Patent Office

Rosemary Kuperberg

Assistant General Counsel and Data Protection Officer, Ellucian

Turid Buvik 

Senior Advisor IPR Division, Entrepreneurs and startups, Innovation Norway

Paul Sweeney 

EVP Product, Webio

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