Company History

Though relatively young compared to some others in the market, Hanna Moore + Curley has built up a strong reputation in the patent field, especially for technology work.
Managing IP

Company History

Hanna Moore + Curley was formed in 2003, when Barry Moore and Donnacha Curley joined Peter Hanna. Sharing a common vision to build a dynamic, agile and versatile firm which would be attorney led and compete with the best in Europe, the intent was to become the number one firm of European Patent Attorneys in Ireland, within ten years.  Bound by commitments to excellence, the synergy of their technical skills, and their broad and deep understanding of the high tech sector, the trio quickly evolved a loyal following of international clients. 

Right from the beginning the focus was delivering the best service with solutions aligned to business objectives of our clients.  By identifying and using channels for accelerated grant, which were often ignored by other firms, we surprised clients by getting patents granted very quickly.

Hanna Moore + Curley became the first boutique patent firm in Ireland, focussing on high technology, software, and medical devices.  Technical specialisation was a key advantage, as was the firm’s readiness to employ the best of tools and technology and a can-do attitude.  Hanna Moore + Curley was the first firm in Ireland to adopt the new electronic filing system being introduced at the time by the European Patent Office, EPOline. We helped the EPO to test and improve the system in its infancy, and maintain an active role in suggesting improvements to this day. 

By 2006, having been engaged by a major Australian client and expanded our paralegal and administrative team, we moved into new custom-designed premises on Lad Lane, in Dublin 2.    Soon, the founding partners were joined by other well experienced attorneys, and we expanded our areas of expertise to include materials sciences, renewable energy, medical and surgical devices, and pharmaceuticals. True to its principles of offering clients the best and most efficient resources available, the firm became paperless, investing in state of the art IT systems and docketing software.

The firm set up a China Representative Office in 2011, another first for an Irish firm, and we are continuing to develop the Asian market and have a significant number of Chinese client companies who are recognised global names.

“Providing clients with a beacon of expertise on the European market… navigating complex cases through the EPO is something of a specialty for the squad”

IAM 1000

By 2012, we achieved the original aim of the company to be the number one filer of European Patent Applications based in Ireland. With over 400 applications per annum, Hanna Moore + Curley had proven a worthy competitor to longer-established rivals in London and Munich, winning accolades including the MIP “Top Tier” rating, and IAM 1000 “Highly Recommended” for prosecution attorneys, amongst others.

Gaining clients from Canada to Russia in 2014, and expanding our internal language repertoire to include native Italian, German, French and Chinese speakers, the firm continues to prove its global reach.  Close to home, we manage the portfolios of many leading Irish and UK technology companies as well as helping protect the most innovative start-up companies, and providing support to the tech transfer activities in Irish universities. 

Recently joined by former partners in prestigious firms, Hanna More + Curley strives to attract and retain the very best talent.  We are deeply committed to fostering excellence, from running ongoing continuous professional development for all attorneys to offering an unrivalled structured training programme for new attorneys.  Our paralegal and support teams are equally carefully selected and enjoy the best of training, both in-house and externally. To streamline the management of the firm, and further our plans for growth, Hanna Moore + Curley hired a dedicated practice manager in 2014. 

In 2016, we again moved to allow for expansion and took over 5,500 square feet of prime office space in Dublin 2. Beautifully appointed with state of the art technology, breakout space and a library, the new offices are ideal for client meetings and events as well as offering our attorneys the optimal resources, tools and environment for high performance. 

From your first contact forward, you can expect to find us genuinely interested in you and your business.  We promise honest advice; proficient, dedicated and friendly service; intricate attention to detail; unrivalled expertise in patent and brand management, and intelligent solutions designed uniquely to best protect your business assets.


Garryard House,
25/26 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 PX51

Tel: +353 1 661 3930
Fax: +353 1 661 3453

[email protected]


The Mount, 2 Woodstock Link,
Belfast BT6 8DD,
Northern Ireland.

Tel: + 44 28 90 737 293
Fax: + 44 28 90 730 199

[email protected]


Room 8017, Chunhui Building,
No. 24 Tangshan Road, Xigang District,
Dalian 116011, P.R. China.

Tel: +86 411 8361 4855

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