Liam Lawlor

Liam Lawlor

Senior Patent Attorney


Dr Liam Lawlor joined Murgitroyd in December 2022 as part of the acquisition of Turnbull Lynch Intellectual Property by Murgitroyd. Liam has worked on drafting and prosecution of patent applications covering a broad range of subject matters in the life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors, particularly handling tissue engineering, peptide, dietary product, stem cell, virus, antibody and gene editing technologies (including CRISPR).

In addition to drafting and prosecution, Liam has experience in patent searching, patentability opinions, handling information disclosure requirements for clients and opposition work.

Liam is a fully qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with experience working with a very wide range of clients, including universities, SMEs and foreign attorneys. Liam enjoys working with clients to provide the best possible service, with a strong commercially-minded, client-focused, ethos.

Liam is based in our Leeds Office.

  • Life Sciences
  • Tissue engineering
  • Stem cell technology
  • Gene editing
  • Chemistry
  • Genetic sequencing
  • Microbiology
  • Vaccine Technology
  • Fuel cells
  • Additive manufacturing

Key contributor to our Life Sciences & Healthcare Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

inancial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms, combined Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Food & Healthcare awards - 2019, 2022 and 2023

The University of Liverpool engaged Liam Lawlor to draft and file a UK patent application earlier this year. The case was particularly complex, and required extensive contact over a long period of time. Liam was extremely flexible given the multiple stop-start points involved, and in particular was able to coordinate and rationalise the views of multiple inventors. As the filing date approached, we were informed of an inventors intention to disclose the subject matter covered, and Liam worked tirelessly to file before the disclosure date. We look forward to progressing this application further with Liam and Murgitroyd.

UK University Client

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