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Angela Quinlan

Managing Director

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As Managing Director of Key Patent Innovations, Angela is responsible for developing and implementing monetisation strategies for Key Patent's portfolios, as well as managing new acquisitions and business development. In this role, she relies on her experience which spans all aspects of patent management and licensing. Angela was identified as number 16 in the Top 40 IP Market Makers of 2023 and has been consistently recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists (IAM Strategy 300) for the last number of years. Angela is also a member of the European Patent Institute’s IP Commercialization committee.

Prior to joining Key Patent Innovations, Angela was Vice President of Licensing and Acquisitions at Atlantic IP Services, Ltd with responsibilities including licensing, portfolio acquisition, and patent prosecution. Previously Angela was Senior Patent Counsel at Longitude Licensing, where she was responsible for the management of Longitude's portfolio of 3,500 semiconductor and storage patents, as well as leading the team responsible for prosecution and development of Longitude's patent applications globally.

During her career, Angela worked in private practice in top tier firms both in Ireland and the UK.  In this period, Angela worked extensively in both challenging and defending European patents during opposition proceedings and in providing infringement and validity opinions across a multitude of technologies including semiconductor, telecommunications, encryption, medical devices and data processing.


Angela is a certified Irish, UK and European Patent Attorney and she also has a certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation (UK). She graduated first in her class in Electronic Engineering in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland where she went on to earn a PhD in digital signal processing. She spent one year of her PhD working in the École Normale Supérieure Cachan, Paris, France. After completing her PhD she spent two years working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan.

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