Trade mark litigation
Trade secrets/confidential information
Aoife is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular focus on intellectual property. She advises a wide range of indigenous and multinational clients on all aspects of intellectual property issues patents, trademarks, copyright and design related intellectual property matters. She is particularly experienced in multi-jurisdictional patent disputes and has acted in most of the patent disputes that have come before the Irish Courts in recent years. She has considerable experience in life science matters particularly medical devices, biosimilars, as well as patents in other sectors. Aoife is involved in claims of infringement and revocation of patents and SPCs which protect pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology. She most recently represented MSD in an appeal before the Supreme Court, securing the first reference in a Patent/SPC related matter from the Irish Court to the CJEU on the core issue in the appeal, namely, the appropriate interpretation and application of Art 3(a) and 3(c) of the SPC Regulation in February 2022.
Year Joined Firm: 1998
Education/Alumni: National University of Ireland Galway