Paul Derry

Partner, Patent Attorney


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

  • Paul's expertise has been acknowledged by the Legal 500.
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 - "Paul Derry provides a very effective and efficient service” and he is “extremely friendly and easy to work with”. Also Paul Derry is “formidable” in patent oppositions: “He handled the defence of several oppositions and succeeded on all.”