Technology and IP disputes
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Technology and Intellectual Property disputes
Our litigation lawyers are experienced in advising clients across a range of industries on disputes arising from technology and software development, IT systems integration, hardware, software and maintenance agreements, internet services, products and regulation, outsourcing arrangements and licensing agreements.
Our lawyers can also advise on the protection of valuable intellectual property rights, often at short notice through the application of interim injunctions where necessary. We regularly advise on enforcing and defending disputes involving copyright infringement, patents, confidential information, trade names and trade marks.
IP disputes often arise when other businesses infringe your IP, or take action against you for infringing their IP rights. As with other commercial disputes, you need to understand your rights and the best approach to dispute resolution. Before taking any action our dispute resolution lawyers will assess the strength of your case and your evidence.
Simply drawing attention to an infringement may be enough to get the other party to stop. If not, you may be able to take advantage of cost-effective alternative dispute resolution procedures rather than using expensive and risky court action.
Registering your IP
Registering your intellectual property rights – for example, by filing a patent or applying for a trade mark registration – can help protect you. Preliminary searches can help you identify potential conflicts and negotiate your way around them.
You may need expert assistance: for example, to draft a patent application that avoids infringing on other patents but without unnecessarily restricting the scope of your own patent.
Our lawyers work closely with specialist trademark and patent attorneys, where appropriate, to deliver effective solutions to protect all of your IP assets.