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Hugh Dunlop

Partner - Patents

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Irish Trade Mark Agent

Degree in Engineering, Cambridge University



Hugh has over 30 years of experience in the patent profession, including 13 years with Motorola, the US mobile radio and semiconductor manufacturer. While in the United States he passed the US Patent and Trademarks Office examination to be recognized to practice before that office. He attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he was awarded a Fred Herzog scholarship and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law.


Hugh has significant experience in IT, mobile communications and software sectors. As well as patent filing and prosecution work, he also has extensive licensing experience, particularly in the field of standards of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.


He is registered representative on the EPO register for over 5000 European patent applications.


Hugh is an elected member of the EPI Council and is the author of the book "European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court" published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).


Hugh has been recognised as a leading patent attorney by Chambers & Partners UK 2020. His work with a range of telecommunications clients earned him a Band 1 ranking.


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'IoT Lights Up’, H. Dunlop and J. Davies, Intellectual Property Magazine 2 March 2020


'Harmonisation is not the issue'. CIPA, February 2016.

'European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court'. CIPA, 2nd Edition 2014.

'No switching between inventions - Not a mere Guideline, but a new Rule?', CIPA,  September 2012.

'New EPO Guideline and the criteria for refusing discretion for entering of amendments', CIPA,  July 2012.

'Need to Revise Guideline on Rule 45(3) - Claims being Deemed Abandoned', PI Information 4/2011, 140.

'A Practical Guide to the Patent Prosecution Highway', Managing Intellectual Property, April 2009 (Contributing Author).

'Home Truths about the EPO', Managing Intellectual Property, October 2008.

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