Ged Byrne

Technical Assistant

Trainee Patent Attorney

Meng (Hons), QMUL, PGCert IP

Ged joined Mathys & Squire in August 2022, having started training as a patent attorney with another private practice firm in October 2020. Ged has worked in various roles in the patent sector including a wide range of patent analysis and innovation support projects and as a patent examiner for the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) in a variety of technical fields involving mechanical and electrical engineering as well as computer-related inventions.

Since starting his training, Ged has gained experience in patent drafting, prosecution and opposition of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Ged has experience in a number of areas relating to automotive,  next-gen nicotine delivery, deep sea drilling equipment, off-shore safety equipment, locks, hinges, household appliances and more.

Ged holds a master’s degree (MEng) in mechanical engineering from the University of Liverpool. His master’s project was part of the University’s Formula Student team – design and manufacture of an integrated manual and automatic gear changing system for a formula race car.

Ged is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

In 2022, Ged worked on a high value litigation case in the paper pulp forming industry, ending in a trial at IPEC.

From 2018-2020, Ged built and developed an integrated patent analysis and innovation support system for Nerudia, a subsidiary of Imperials Brands PLC focusing on next generation nicotine delivery.

From 2017, Ged joined RWS and took on a role delivering a wide range of patent searching and analysis projects from patentability to freedom to operate for a range of clients ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies.

In 2015, Ged worked as a patent examiner for the UKIPO, specialising in household and structural mechanics and attending many hearings.