Barry Purdy

PurdyLucey - Ireland

Founding Director / Patent Attorney

6 - 7 Harcourt Terrace
D02 FH73, Ireland


Patent star 2022




Practice areas:

Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Food & beverage
Life sciences
Medical devices

I graduated in Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin in 1991 and then completed a post-graduate diploma in Food Science and Technology at UCC. I am a co-founder of PurdyLucey and have worked in the patent profession for more than 25 years. During this time, I have worked in the Patent Department of a global food company and worked in private practice in Ireland and the UK. My portfolio of clients includes global food multinationals, Irish and European SME’s, technology start-ups, and Universities in Ireland and the US.

These days I spend a lot of time advising Material Science, Biotech and MedTech start-ups, including a number of high-profile Irish companies at various stages of development. This work generally involves shaping and developing an IP strategy tailored for the company, including reviewing patent landscapes, monitoring competitor patent portfolio’s, prosecuting patent applications, and providing guidance on patent freedom to operate issues. I also advise a number of Irish and US technology investment funds, and global food companies, on IP due diligence issues.

I also enjoy working with University clients, advising on patentability and patent filing strategies, and guiding University case managers through the patent process. PurdyLucey are very proud to represent most of the Universities in Ireland, and many high-profile University principal investigators. Over the last 15 years, we have been involved in many of the most important inventions to arise in Irish Universities.


Year Joined Firm: In 2008, along with Michael Lucey, we co-founded PurdyLucey


  • University College Cork - PDip in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry, and Microbiology 
  • Trinity College Dublin - BA in Biochemistry

Network Memberships:

  • EPA
  • CPA
  • RPA
  • RTMA
  • CTMA


Last updated on the 31st of March 2021