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Donal O’Connell

IP Director

Donal is an experienced senior R&D, innovation and intellectual property manager with extensive experience in the delivery of services to clients across a broad range of industries and technologies. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College, Londo, where he teaches IP management, Open Innovation and Services Innovation and IP.

Donal was a member of the Executive Board of the Eco Patent Commons initiative, and author of “Inside the Patent Factory” (2008) and “Harvesting External Innovation” (2011)


Founder and Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services, offering consultancy in the areas of innovation and intellectual property management


Former Director of Intellectual Property Rights at Nokia


Extensive consultancy and coaching experience at all levels


Expertise in the provision of IP process development, including corporate IP department auditing, IP benchmarking, IP strategy development and implementation


Delivered MBA lectures and provides basic and advanced IP management training