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Terence has over 10 years’ experience as a patent attorney and has particular expertise in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications related to software and telecommunications, particularly in automotive technology (vehicle cybersecurity, vehicle operating systems, sensor networks, control systems and infotainment systems) and healthcare technology (cybersecurity of equipment and patient data, diagnostic systems, extended reality (XR) based applications and medical imaging). He also has considerable professional experience prosecuting patent applications related to telecommunications standards (2G, 3G, 4G and LTE) and more general software (content delivery, electronic program guides, user interfaces, searching algorithms).
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.
Terence also has a particular interest in IP transactions — especially assignments, licenses and securities relating to patents — he 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, software patents, confidentiality, 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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