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
  • 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 has led to him being named a Legal Influencer for 2019 by Lexology. 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



The future of driving — why you must protect new safety innovations with IP

Discover the key benefits of seeking patent protection for new EV and CAV safety innovations.

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Connected autonomous vehicles — how to patent technologies underpinned by maths

We reveal the key to patenting technologies underpinned by mathematical principles.

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Electric vehicle patent pledges — five key considerations when licensing

Toyota has joined the trend of granting royalty-free licences — but do they live up to the hype?

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Case Studies by Dr Terence Broderick

Case Study


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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