Paul O’Hagan

Patent Attorney

Paul O’Hagan is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

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Paul entered the profession in 2008 after undergraduate and postgraduate studies in biotechnology, specialising in diagnostics, at Queens University Belfast. Paul brings to Lincoln IP a wide-ranging experience of advising clients on physical science, life science and chemical engineering projects.


BSc Biochemistry
Queens University Belfast

PhD Diagnostics
Queens University Belfast

Professional qualifications and affiliations
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Irish Registered Patent Attorney
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute
  • Certified IP Patent Litigator

2006 – 2007
Research scientist

2007 to present
Private practice



  • Energy and offshore technologies
  • Drilling technology
  • Reservoir monitoring
  • Well fluid treatment technology
  • Flow assurance
  • Chemical engineering
  • Molecular biological, biochemical and microbiological systems
  • Diagnostics and analytical techniques
  • Inorganic and organic chemistry
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Water treatment and chemical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering


  • Drafting and prosecution patent applications
  • IP portfolio management
  • Freedom to operate and infringement assessments
  • Patentability and validity analysis
  • EPO oppositions and oral proceedings
  • Competitor watching
  • IP audits
  • Copyright
  • Registered and unregistered designs