Tom Brazier

Partner, Solicitor

Tom Brazier is an IP solicitor within the litigation team, and joined EIP from a UK Magic Circle law firm.

Over nine years in private practice, Tom has experience of proceedings in the English High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Tom has advised in matters relating to a wide range of technology fields, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, automotive, energy, and medical. As well as patent litigation, Tom has advised in numerous trademark, registered design, and other IP matters.

Tom studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford before starting his law career. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School, completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Oxford.


  • Acting for Optis in its successful enforcement of EP (UK) 2,229,744 against Apple. (link)
  • Acting for Unwired Planet and Conversant Wireless in successful Supreme Court proceedings against Huawei (and ZTE for Conversant) on the issue of FRAND in the context of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in the field of telecommunication. (link)

Published articles

  • April 2021
    IAM, Why comparable licences are key in the biggest SEP battles (link)


  • Life sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals

Education and qualifications

  • 2012 — 2013
    Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, University of Oxford
  • 2009 — 2010
    Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • 2008 — 2009
    Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
  • 2004 — 2008
    MA Modern Languages (Russian and Spanish), University of Oxford

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Managing Associate, EIP
  • 2012 — 2018
    Associate, Allen & Overy LLP
  • 2010 — 2012
    Trainee Solicitor, Allen & Overy LLP

Awards and recognition

  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2021 (link)
  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2020
  • Ranked as "Rising star", Legal 500 2020

Languages spoken

  • French (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Proficient)
  • Russian (Proficient)

Speaking engagements

  • January 2022
    American Bar Association Webinar, Anti-Suit Injunctions, Anti-Anti-Suit Injunctions, etc, in Extraterritorial Litigation