Cardiff

Dr Terence Broderick

Patent Attorney

  • MMath — University of Liverpool
  • PhD Electronic Engineering — Aston University
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law — Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
  • European Patent Attorney
  • UK Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2020
  • Member of CIPA Patents Committee
  • Lexology 'Legal Influencer' 2019

Terence takes a keen interest in the telecommunications and automotive sectors and has considerable professional experience prosecuting patent applications related to telecommunications standards (2G, 3G, 4G and LTE), software (content delivery, electronic program guides, user interfaces, searching algorithms) and automotive technology (vehicle cybersecurity, vehicle operating systems, sensor networks and control systems). His technical background in telecommunications and mathematics enables him to maintain an understanding of 5G technology and the telecommunications and cybersecurity challenges facing the widespread rollout of connected autonomous vehicles.

With a particular interest in IP transactions — especially assignments, licenses and securities relating to patents — Terence is experienced in drafting such agreements and registering them worldwide. He takes an active interest in the interface between IP and Competition law (both UK and EU) and how the surrounding regulatory environment affects intellectual property transactions, particularly those which relate to standard essential patents (SEPs) and the telecommunications and energy infrastructure.

This interest and experience, coupled with Terence’s technical background, gives him a unique perspective on the legal environment surrounding the proliferation of electric vehicles and connected car infrastructure. Terence shares his perspective on all things IP, software and automotive by regularly contributing to literature and writing articles, which led to him being named Lexology's top 'Legal Influencer' for UK IP content in Q2 2019. Recently, Terence has written extensively on licensing, standard essential patents, patent pledges and co-ownership of technology.

Terence prides himself on keeping up with the nuances of the law before the UKIPO and the EPO and is often instructed on matters where the prosecution has dragged on or taken a turn for the worst — leading to him being described as a ‘fixer’.

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Articles by Dr Terence Broderick

Patents

31-10-2019

5G — how improved connectivity will improve road and driver safety

5G holds the key to developing autonomous vehicles and making roads safer — here's how.

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Patents

24-10-2019

Shanks vs Unilever — opening the floodgates? Important lessons for employers after inventor awarded £2m

In an important decision, an employee inventor has been awarded £2m after a 13-year legal battle.

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IP tips

17-09-2019

Inventions made after hours — who owns the patent?

Does your employer still own the rights to inventions you devise while working 'out of hours'?

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Case studies by Dr Terence Broderick

Case Study

Secure Micro

Navigating computer-implemented invention patents

Our automotive and software knowledge, and experience in computer-implemented inventions, enabled us to secure patents for an innovative start-up.

Case Study

Faultcurrent

Helping a university spin-off protect its research

To successfully exploit groundbreaking research, Faultcurrent needed strong IP protection — so it came to us for assistance.

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