Richard Gillespie

Richard Gillespie, European and Irish Patent Attorney and owner of Inventorship, an intellectual property advice and services company, has over fifteen years’ experience in diverse technical fields (such as medical devices, computers, electronics, and telecoms) from his work at top tier patent practices in Dublin and London. He organises CEIPI tutorials for preparing Irish trainees to become European Patent Attorneys. He also tutors on European and Irish law relating to inventive step. 

Richard is a qualified European and Irish patent attorney and a qualified design representative before the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He holds a degree in computer and electronic engineering from Trinity College Dublin. While there he completed a research master’s degree on the power consumption of CMOS binary multipliers, kayaked and played the guitar. During this time, he enjoyed teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in telecommunications.

  • Next: 15-19 Jul 2024 Classroom

Navigating the EPO and the European Patent System - Summer School

Summer school


An intensive 5-day course that will give you a valuable insight and a comprehensive understanding of the European Patent Office processes.

  • 30 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Richard Gillespie
  • Next: 5-6 Aug 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 12-15 Nov 2024 Live online

Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

Live online, Classroom

A two-day seminar for administrative staff in the patent profession on how to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO. *INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Gillespie