Naoise Gaffney

Head of patent development

Intellectual Ventures

Naoise Gaffney is head of patent development for Intellectual Ventures, a fund manager with ~$5bn assets under management, and chair of the Ibec Corporate IP Group. He is a European, UK and Irish patent attorney and a US patent agent and gained significant experience in private practice in Japan, Australia and Ireland before taking up his current in-house role. He has a masters’ degree in IP management from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and masters’ degrees in both bioscience and computer science from Trinity College Dublin. He is an adjunct professor of patent law at Trinity College Dublin and has been listed as one of the world’s top 300 IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Magazine for the last five years running.

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