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  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • China
  • Souht Korea

Paul Derry


Partner, Patent Attorney

Partner, Patentanwalt

Associé, Patent Attorney

合伙人, 专利代理人

パートナー, 弁理士

파트너, 변리사

  • English (en)


Paul is a UK and European patent attorney. Paul worked previously in the patent department of an electronics and defence company and as a patent examiner at the UK IPO.

Paul specialises in inventions relating to mobile telecommunications, mobile phones, user interfaces, Bluetooth, software and business methods, digital electronics, payment processing networks and electronic transaction processing, medical devices including medicament delivery devices, data storage, lighting control systems, RF circuits, antennas, and satellite positioning systems. He has drafted hundreds of patent specifications and has prosecuted many patent applications directly before the UK and European patent offices, and before the US, Chinese, Korean, Canadian, Australian and Japanese patent offices through associates. In addition to his patent creation experience, Paul has handled numerous opposition and appeal cases before the EPO, and is experienced in landscaping, freedom-to-operate searching and advice, IP audits, and assisting clients with their internal IP systems and procedures.  He also advises on patent transactions and licensing.

Paul considers education and training to be of the utmost importance. He helps to train patent attorneys and regularly provides seminars on patent law. A number of Paul’s articles have been published in the press, and he has provided law and skills tutoring to in-house patent professionals of a multinational client company. Paul has also been involved in the setting of the finals patent examinations which lead to qualification as a UK patent attorney.


Paul has a BEng (Hons) in Electronics at Cardiff University and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

Awards and Recognition

  • Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2021 & 2020
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Silver) for European Patent Office – 2021, 2020 & 2019
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Silver) for Patent Prosecution – 2021, 2020 & 2019


‘Paul Derry is “thoughtful and meticulous”, “easy to get along with” and always willing to delve deep into different electronics areas to produce the finest drafts.’ Client Testimonial, IAM Patent 1000 (Patent Prosecution), 2019

  • Venner Shipley recognised by IAM Patent 1000 2020

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2015