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HOW WE WORK
At Key Patent Innovations, we combine our extensive experience in patent monetisation with our in-depth knowledge of technology markets to identify high quality patent portfolios. Working together with a select team of external consultants we develop and realise the potential of these portfolios and exploit our experience and contacts to successfully negotiate and close licensing deals thereby maximising the return to the patent owner.
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 is recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists (IAM Strategy 300, 2020).
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.
Prior to her role at Longitude Licensing, Angela worked in private practice in top tier firms both in Ireland and the UK. During this time, 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.
As Financial Controller, Ciara is responsible for the end-to-end financial management of Key Patent Innovations. In this role she supports the MD in executing the company strategy by creating accurate reporting and high-quality analysis.
Prior to joining Key Patent Innovations, Ciara was Financial Controller of Publicis, a creative advertising agency. She was responsible for leading the Finance Department and working with the Board of Directors to drive company performance. Previously Ciara was Financial Controller - Europe for Intellectual Ventures, a global leader in the acquisition, sales, and licensing of intellectual property. Her wide-ranging role encompassed all aspects of financial management for multiple European entities across several groups. During this time, she balanced day to day financial operations with ad hoc projects such as restructuring, distributions, and technical analysis.
Ciara started her accountancy career in the audit department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with brand name clients predominantly in tech and mobile industries.
Ciara is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland with over 10 years post qualification experience. She also holds a diploma in Strategic Finance and Data Analytics, and an honours degree in Accounting and Finance from Dublin City University.