Conor Boyce

Director, Patents
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Master of Electronic Engineering (MSc), University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Irish Patent Attorney
  • Community Design Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney (EPA)
  • Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA)
  • Council member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)

Conor Boyce joined Murgitroyd in August 2021 following the acquisition of Hanna Moore + Curley by Murgitroyd. Conor is Director, Patents, European Patent Attorney, an Irish Patent Attorney and a Community Design Attorney with nearly 30 years’ experience.

His university education was in the field of electronic engineering and Conor’s work primarily entails the preparation and prosecution of electronics and software related cases both for local and larger multinational clients.

Conor worked in-house with IBM in the UK as a senior patent attorney for a number of years where as well as directly supporting product groups, he was involved in IP related contract support and licensing matters. Conor is also the inventor for IBM Patent No. US6459986. Prior to joining Hanna Moore + Curley in 2013, Conor was a Partner in another Irish firm of patent attorneys. He became a director of Hanna Moore + Curley in 2017.

Conor is a member of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA); and a council member of the European Patent Institute (EPI).

As Irish Representative on the Patent Practice (EPPC) Committee, he has contributed to a number of updates to the EPO Guidelines for Examination as well as being a member of the ICT Thematic Group responsible for liaising with Directors of the EPO ICT Cluster and contributing to EPI Amicus Curiae briefs for EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal decisions in the ICT Space.

Conor is based in our Dublin Office.

Core Expertise: Electronics, software.

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