Dr Terence Broderick

Senior 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
  • Managing Intellectual Property (IP Stars) Rising Star 2020
  • Member of CIPA Patents Committee
  • Lexology 'Legal Influencer' 2019

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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Articles by Dr Terence Broderick

IP tips


How to patent autonomous vehicle simulations

We explore the importance of AV simulations and whether you can patent them.

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Start-ups — cost-effective patent filing strategies

Discover four key strategy considerations for start-ups to make ahead of filing patents.

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IP tips


Cost effective patent prosecution tips for start-ups

Our tips for start-ups ensure the best chance of prosecution success even with a limited budget.

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Case studies by Dr Terence Broderick

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Secure Sensor Innovative Design Ltd

Expertise in patenting abstract subject matter secures vital maths-based technology for care industry

We carefully drafted and filed a patent application for an invention that applies mathematics to a major problem faced by the care industry.

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Georgia Tech Research Corporation

How to patent mathematics — overcoming patentability exclusions with industry-leading expertise

We successfully prosecuted a European patent application relating to 5G technology by using our industry-leading expertise in mathematics.

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Medisyne Ltd

How to patent software — avoiding patentability exclusions with AI and ML

We helped a client to secure vital funding and avoid notorious patentability exclusions by filing a patent to protect its software-focused technology.

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