Naoise Gordon

B.Sc.(Hons), Chartered Patent Attorney/European Patent Attorney/Registered Patent Agent (IE)/Registered Trade Mark Agent (IE)

Naoise Gordon graduated from Dublin City University in 1988 with an honours degree in Analytical Science which embraces all the life sciences. He then entered the patent profession as a trainee with an established firm of Irish and UK patent attorneys based in Dublin where he serviced Irish and overseas clients in the mechanical, chemical and biological fields. Having qualified as a European and Irish patent attorney, Naoise then joined Unilever plc’s Patent Department and also qualified as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney. With Unilever, Naoise was responsible for the international protection, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights for Unilever’s deodorants, perfumes, cosmetics, packaging and toothbrush businesses.

Naoise subsequently returned to private practice in Ireland and the UK, ultimately establishing the Irish branch and becoming a director of a UK firm of patent attorneys.

He has experience of advising Irish, British and international clients, small and large, on all aspects of intellectual property protection, prosecution and enforcement.

Specific areas of legal expertise, across a broad range of technical subject matter, include:
IP portfolio management | Infringement risk assessments | Competitor analyses and surveillance | IP strategies | Patent filing, drafting and prosecution | IP due diligence exercises |Patentability advice | Design rights advice |Trade Marks advice | Patent Oppositions and Appeals at EPO | Patent ownership dispute advices and litigation.


Simon Black

B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. Chartered Patent Attorney

Simon Black has an Honours degree in Physics with Microelectronics from the University of Dundee and is a Chartered Patent Attorney. Simon’s career began in the Patents Department at British Nuclear Fuels plc in 1997 after which he moved into private practice in Scotland, becoming a Director of a firm of patent attorneys in 2005. He has advised a wide range of clients from large multinational companies in the engineering, electronics and automotive industries to Universities and SMEs.

Physics/Electronics Wireless sensor networks software and hardware | micro antennae | optical switches |electronic circuits | medical devices |electromechanical control systems for engines |microelectromechanical devices | radiation monitoring | lasers

Mechanical Engineering/Other Downhole tools | flexible and rigid pipes | pipe laying vessels | bicycle gears | engines and general mechanical engineering |

Software Financial services software | point of sale/service software and hardware | business methods | computer modelling (geophysics) | image processing | system on chip architectures and battery management systems.

Legal and Commercial Overview Original patent drafting in the above technical fields, UK/EP/PCT/Worldwide patent filing and prosecution in the above technical fields, patent infringement opinions, patentability opinions and UK Patent Office Hearings in business methods and computer software, experience in educating inventors and management in informal meetings and via seminars, patent novelty searches, patent validity searches and patent portfolio management for British Nuclear Fuels plc