Maura O’Connell Ph. D.; Legal Advisor

Maura is a European Patent Attorney and a European Trade Mark Attorney, as well as a registered Patent and Trade Mark Agent in Ireland.

Maura became a Life Sciences Partner in 1998. She handles the chemical, medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical work both at home and abroad for several of the larger indigenous Irish universities and companies.  Specifically, most of her work relates to plant-related IP protection, food and veterinary medicine, small molecules and diagnostics protection.  She also handles European work in the same space for international universities and companies.

She received a B.Sc. degree majoring in Biochemistry (1978) from University College Dublin and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1984) from the National University of Ireland.

Maura takes an active interest in strategies around commercialisation of her client’s Intellectual Property. She was also recently noted as a “key patent practitioner” in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 Handbook.