Brian Dearnley

BSc (Physics), GCertLaw, MIP

Patent Attorney

Terry IP Patent Attorneys Limited

Brian Dearnley


D: +64 4 896 6736

Specialist Areas

Patents, designs, copyright


Physics, audio engineering, electronics, software and mechanics


  • Prior art searching
  • Novelty and validity analysis
  • Prosecuting patent applications
  • Patent drafting


Brian joins us from the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, where he was a Senior Patent Examiner.

In his time as a patent examiner, Brian gained extensive experience and practical skills in prior art searching, patent analysis and the application of patent law.  He was also involved in the development of internal practice guidelines, in particular on the patentability of computer programs in New Zealand.

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