Richard Kennedy

Partner, Patent Attorney


Richard is a UK and European patent attorney in our Electronics and Engineering department.  He deals with patent matters in a wide range of technology areas from applied physics, mechanical engineering and medical devices to telecommunications, electronics and software. He has particular expertise in artificial intelligence and deep learning based technologies.

Richard has extensive experience of working with SMEs and multinational companies, usually acting as outside counsel but also at times in an outsourced “in-house” role, and has also assisted a variety of start-ups and universities. He takes a practical, collaborative and commercial approach to patent work, and enjoys working with clients to secure best protection for their innovation. His practice covers invention capture, original drafting, patent prosecution before the EPO and around the world, and also registered design matters, freedom-to-operate opinions, and oppositions and appeals.


Richard has a background in optics, photonics and laser technology, having completed a PhD in this area at Imperial College London before entering the patent profession in 2006.  He also has an bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin, in physics.

Professional Membership

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

Awards and Recognition

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 - “Richard is sharp, responsive and diligent” and “genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about the technology he protects”.