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Orlaith is an experienced European Patent Attorney (EPA), UK Chartered Patent Attorney (CPA) and Irish Registered Patent Agent (RPA), as well as an Irish Registered Trade Mark Agent (RTMA).
Orlaith has a primary honours degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in Applied Computing for Technologists from Dublin Institute of Technology. After graduation, Orlaith worked as a hardware design engineer in an Irish design services company, during which time she gained an invaluable insight into the technology industry.
Orlaith has worked in private practice since entering the patent profession in 2002, and joined Purdy Lucey in 2014. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work with both well-known multinationals and start-up technology companies to develop and manage their IP portfolios. She has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in prosecuting patent applications before the European Patent Office (EPO), including representing clients at Oral Proceedings before the EPO on numerous occasions. Orlaith also advises on patent infringement and validity issues.
Orlaith specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of telecommunications, electronics, software, optoelectronics and mechanical engineering.
Orlaith is a past member of the Irish Patents Law Committee and tutor for student members of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Agents of Ireland. Orlaith is also a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.