Nikos Minas

Nikos Minas BEng, MSc, PhD

European Patent Attorney

Nikos is a European Patent Attorney and an IP strategist with extensive experience in helping clients protect their innovations in a wide range of sectors including software, electronics, and semiconductors. He further advises clients on how to maximise the value of their R&D activities through the adoption of commercially driven IP strategies and best practices in IP management. In 2019, Nikos obtained the Patent Litigation Certificate from the Polytechnic University of Milan, which will allow him to represent clients in front of the Unitary Patent Court (UPC).

Nikos holds a PhD in Microelectronics from Newcastle University and for many years worked in the R&D department of Imec, a world-leading R&D centre in semiconductors and digital technologies, in the area of 3D-Stacked Integrated Circuits. He has published numerous technical papers in the field of electronics and is a named inventor on two granted patents.

Nikos started his career in Intellectual Property as a Patent Portfolio manager at Imec, where he was responsible for building and optimising the patent portfolio of different business units. Before joining Hanna Moore and Curley, Nikos worked for several years as an attorney in private practice firms located in Ireland and Belgium.

He is part of the LES Britain and Ireland organising committee, a member of the EQE examination committee, and a regular speaker at conferences. Nikos also represents Ireland as an expert in the ISO/TC 279 technical committee dealing with the development and drafting of the ISO 56005 - Tools and methods for intellectual property management standard. 

Barry Moore

Donnacha Curley

Conor Boyce

Catherine Hanratty

Marie Walsh

Anna Hally

Laurence Bibow

Michele Fratti

Anthony Kavanagh

Nikos Minas

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Chris Quigley

Stéphane Antoine

Caroline Sheeran

Saibh Morrissey

Lin Bo

Anna Molony

Barbara Farrell

Tina Doherty

Allison Breen

Derek Healy

Michelle Drumm

Colm O’Neill

Barbara O’Reilly

Kitty (Di) Wu

Mary Doyle

Amber (Yan) Guo

Andrada Costea

Peter Hanna


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