Whether you’re designing and creating the technology that shapes everyday life and business, or need guidance implementing and purchasing it, you’ll need legal advice from lawyers who have the knowledge and experience to support you through the process.
Technological advance is faster now than it’s ever been, and affects just about every aspect of professional and personal life – from mining operations and healthcare, to booking a holiday or a taxi.
Expert solicitors for the legal technicalities of technology
Our Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Technology team acts for a wide range of clients, from specialist IT providers and innovative scientific biotechnology pioneers, to manufacturers of motor vehicle parts and developers of disruptive apps. And they’re far from just suits behind desks – they’re in the thick of it, working with clients to understand the impacts and implications of their ideas, understanding the technology behind those ideas, and helping to identify and achieve the commercial opportunities they represent.
We’ve advised many clients, from concept to funding, to entering and expanding in to global markets.
Our multi-disciplinary team advises clients on:
technology acquisition, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
data protection, privacy and cyber security compliance and best practices
strategic intellectual property rights portfolio management
Frame work, managed service and turnkey development agreements
transfers and assignment of hardware, software and source code
IP and IT disputes, including patent and copyright infringement, adversarial licensing and trade secrets disputes
Our experience includes:
advising a communications company that operates call centres for the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturer on roll-out of an automated telephone handling system
advising a care sector software provider on copyright licencing for bespoke code
advising a large ICT service provider on customer terms and conditions and third-party applications including AI, enhanced geofence tracing and blockchain
advising on IT contracts for deployment in NHS, MOD, public and private scenarios
advising on disruptive app technology including in sectors as diverse as healthcare to fashion.