Ms Aoife Murphy > Whitney Moore > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Whitney Moore
2 Shelbourne Buildings
Crampton Avenue
D04 W3V6

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Aoife is a partner and head of Whitney Moore’s IP team and Dispute Resolution team.  She advises a wide range of indigenous and multinational clients on all aspects of intellectual property issues, patents, trade marks, copyright and design-related intellectual property matters. She is particularly experienced in complex multi-jurisdictional patent disputes and has acted in many of the patent cases that have come before the Irish Courts in recent years. She has been involved in claims of infringement and revocation of patents which protect pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology and electronic point-of-sale systems.

She has acted for manufacturers and brand owners in trade mark, passing off and unfair competition litigation. She also represents clients in copyright, licensing and ownership disputes.

Aoife sits on the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and is a member of the Copyright Association of Ireland. She is co-author of Technology & IP Law (2008: Tottell Publishing/Law Society of Ireland).

Aoife appears in international legal directories and is recommended in the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Life Science Lawyers. She is also recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, International Asset Management (IAM Patent 1000), Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) and WIPR leaders.


Admitted as solicitor 1998; Partner 2005. Head of Intellectual Property 2000.


AIPPI; Copyright Association of Ireland; sits on the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Aoife MurphyWhitney Moore

Whitney Moore is highly active in the full range of contentious intellectual property matters, including acting for clients in patent litigation, trademark and copyright infringement claims before the Irish High Court and Commercial Court. The team’s non-contentious work includes providing pre-litigation advice on the protection of patents and supplementary protection certificates. Commercial litigator Aoife Murphy and Robin Hayes are the practice heads.

Ireland > Dispute resolution

Whitney Moore has an impressive mix of domestic and international clients that frequently turn to it when involved in disputes and contentious situations. The firm has a particularly strong record in intellectual property, particularly patent and trade mark infringement cases, and banking disputes. Aoife Murphy and Robin Hayes are IP specialists, while Colin Hayes  impresses in the broader commercial litigation field. Brendan Moriarty  retired from the partnership in December 2021 to become a consultant.

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Ireland: Patent Litigation October 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Patent Litigation laws and regulations applicable in Ireland.