Laura Hinds

Trainee Patent Attorney

I graduated from Technological University Dublin with a BSc (Hons) in Food Innovation, following this I completed a PhD in Food Engineering at University College Dublin and Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development Authority with Professor Colm O’Donnell and Professor Brijesh Tiwari.

My PhD thesis focused on ultraviolet light emitting diode technology for food industry decontamination applications. This work involved a multidisciplinary approach spanning food engineering, microbiology, analytical chemistry and microscopy. My work has been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals and I have presented my work on a national and international level for which I received an award. During and after completing my PhD, I gained further experience working as part of the Advanced Food Technologies research group in Teagasc, investigating novel processing food technologies while managing a large bioprocessing laboratory.

I am thrilled to be entering the profession of Intellectual Property and enhance my skill set by drafting and prosecuting Irish, UK and European patent applications, in various fields, as a Trainee European Patent Attorney with PurdyLucey.

To relax I love to cook food for my family and friends. I also enjoy walking, running and creative writing.

  • PurdyLucey Named Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2022
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Barry Purdy named as a Global IP Star by MIP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Michael Lucey named as a Global IP Star
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • PurdyLucey Named As Top Tier Firm For Patent Prosecution
    IP Stars / Managing IP 2021
  • Susanne Cahill Named as a 'Rising Star' by Managing IP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Michael Lucey named a Global IP Star by Managing IP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Barry Purdy recognised as a Global IP Star by Managing IP
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2020
    IP Stars / Managing IP
  • 'Hallmarks of the IP service at PurdyLucey are attention to detail and a resolutely commercial focus; every patent application – whether under the Irish, UK, European or Patent Cooperation Treaty systems – is drafted, filed and prosecuted with the utmost care and rigour.'
    IAM Patent 1000 - 2018
  • 'PurdyLucey has been 'warmly endorsed' and is described by IAM as a firm that has secured ''a remarkably strong foothold'' in the prosecution market, thanks to its bright practitioners, whose ''exemplary lateral thinking generates novel concepts and successful strategies''. Highly recommended is co-founder Michael Lucey, a software authority who dispatches ICT mandates with aplomb.'
    IAM Patent 1000 - 2018
  • 'Co-founded by established attorneys Barry Purdy and Michael Lucey, PurdyLucey is forging a strong name thanks to its ''superb pool of prosecution nous''. It is particularly noted for its prowess in Purdy's chosen field of biotechnology, making it a prime choice for life sciences clients. This concentration is complemented by Lucey's success in his electronics and software specialism.'
    IA Patent 1000 - 2018
  • 'Barry Purdy and Michael Lucey are the leading lights and should be considered among the top names in Ireland.'
    Managing Intellectual Property - 2018