Mark McGrath

B.A(Hons), MASt

I hold a First Class Honours B.A. in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin. During this time he was involved in various research projects in Computational Condensed Matter and Fibre-Laden Aqueous Foams. I also hold a Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, where he studied General Relativity, Quantum Computation and Particle Physics. I completed a research project on the Peccei-Quinn Theory: an extension to the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

I have experience in software and computing and has developed quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills working as a Junior Derivative Trader in Amsterdam. I have been involved with creating intelligent and adaptive learning products with AI enabled models.

I have a special interest in the potential future implications of exponential technologies and additive manufacturing. I enjoy trying to understand the diverse impacts of such advances, and the dynamic responses that are unfolding across multiple systems that are currently being enabled by mathematics and AI models.

Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, reading, and playing various strategy games. I often run, cycle and train functional movements and have recently started competing in a new form of fitness racing called Hyrox.

  • 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