A&L Goodbody's patent lawyers have specialist knowledge and notable experience in all areas of patent litigation, patent licensing and patent advisory work.  Our team has been consistently involved in the majority of patent disputes before the Irish courts in the last decade advising both domestic and international clients. 

We advise clients on both contentious and non-contentious patent matters in a wide range of industry sectors including pharma, medical devices and equipment, biotechnology, telecoms and software.  We have particular experience acting for clients in multi-jurisdictional patent disputes and assisting their international legal teams in asserting and defending their rights in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the United States.


  • Boston Scientific

    on the Irish defence of patent proceedings brought by Edwards Lifesciences PVT in the Commercial Court relating to the infringement of a patent concerning transcatheter heart valves.

  • Pfizer

    in the Irish defence of a complex multi-jurisdictional patent action brought by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA in the Commercial Court relating the infringement of four patents concerning meningitis B vaccines and their commercialisation.

  • Baxter Healthcare

    in the defence of a Commercial Court patent infringement action taken by Fresenius Medical Care relating to a dialysis treatment product.

  • Amgen

    on the Irish stream of its defence of infringement and entitlement High Court proceedings in a multi-jurisdictional pharma patent dispute against Teva Pharma BV.

  • AstraZeneca

    in relation to a significant Commercial Court patent revocation action brought by Teva for a leading asthma drug and a related Supreme Court appeal.

  • Abbott Laboratories and Guidant Corporation

    in their defence of a multi-million euro global claim by Medtronics Corporation relating to the design and development of cardiovascular medical products.