Philip Coyle.


Philip’s Story:

Phil has over 30 years experience in Intellectual Property Matters and specialises, primarily in Patents, in particular in the areas of physics, electronics and general engineering. He has responsibility for the European Intellectual Property interests of a number of US Corporations and Universities. He has worked in areas such as Automotive engineering, solid-state electronics, fuel cells, encryption, telecoms, green energy, and medical devices and equipment.

Throughout his career, Phil has been involved in infringement and validity matters in a number of European countries in various industries including automotive, medical devices, green energy and various engineering areas. He has co-ordinated litigation in a number of European countries for a US Corporation. Further, Phil acts in inter-partes matters at the European Patent Office both before the Oppositions Division and the Boards of Appeal. His work includes original drafting, filing and prosecution work for local clients and European filing and prosecution work on behalf of foreign clients. He has filed and prosecuted patent applications globally.

Philip holds an Honours Degree in Physics from Queens University Belfast and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from University College Dublin. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Chartered Engineer and is a member of the UK Institute of Physics and the Institute of Engineers in Ireland. He also holds memberships of LES, AIPPI and FICPI (The International Association of Patent Attorneys in Private Practice). Within FICPI, Phil is a Past President of the Admission Commission and is a former Rapporteur General Of the FICPI CET commission. Phil was elected a Member of Honour of FICPI in 2018.

IAM 1000, 2019, “…Coyle is a go-to for many US entities who appreciate his combination of prosecution and litigation experience.”

Phil was recommended for his experience in cross-jurisdictional litigation as well as contentious proceedings at the EPO in Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 2015.

Phil has travelled extensively around the world visiting clients and associates and was a regular attendee at the Asian Patent Attorneys Association meetings for many years as well as AIPLA. Over the years he has been involved in training new entrants to the profession and supervising associate attorneys.

Career and qualifications

  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • Chartered Physicist
  • Chartered Engineer
  • B.Sc (Hons), M.Ind.Eng.

Awards and citations

  • Who’s Who Legal 2019 – Patent Attorneys – listed leading professional.
  • Managing Intellectual property ; IP Star 2018.

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