Technology, communications and media

Advances in technology, telecommunications and media have changed our lives significantly over the last 30 years. Our thirst for data shows no sign of being quenched as we look for more content, more quickly on our computers, tablets and mobile devices. The constant desire for more, readily available content means that this is a sector where technology is constantly evolving. Our attorneys have the expertise and experience to understand this sector from both a technological and commercial perspective. This means that we can provide robust and informed IP procurement, guidance and enforcement strategies in addition to straightforward, commercially focused advice in an environment which does not stand still.

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Electronics and telecoms

Electronics and telecoms is relevant to almost everything across the western world. The sector has experienced significant growth over recent years, and is about to develop further with the advent of the fifth generation (5G) network. This is set to drastically increase data transmission and consumption, fundamentally progressing the already digital world we live in.

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Software

Software development is inherently creative as reflected by the variety of software-specific IP opportunities and threats. The different business models, from Open Source to Closed Source, and competitors ranging from this week’s start-up to established titans, affects greatly what is best for you.

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Case Studies

Case Study

Crumbs Martech Ltd

Following the copyright crumb trail

When you commission an agency to work on a project, it's important to keep control of your IP — which is hard to achieve with a 'DIY' legal agreement.

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Anonymous creative agency

Client won't pay? Let us take it away...

Find out how an understanding of IP rights helped a creative agency get paid for its work after a client refused to pay.

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Mr Bingo

A full house for Mr Bingo

We found a creative, alternative way to resolve a copyright infringement dispute using the power of Instagram.

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Related reads

IP tips

22-05-2019

Working together — who owns the patents?

Before collaborating to develop technology, it's important to clearly assign the ownership of IP.

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Trade marks

15-05-2019

Who owns my logo?

The question of logo ownership isn’t as simple to answer as you might think… Here's our guide.

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Trade marks

15-05-2019

Parodies are coming for house HBO

IP rights can protect against parody products — so it's important to know where the line is...

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Meet our team

Dr Andrew Alton

Partner - Leeds

Dr Cerian Jones

Partner - Cardiff | Bristol

Ian Byworth

Partner - Newcastle

Dr Jocelyn Retter

Patent Attorney - Newcastle

Martin Vinsome

Partner - Newcastle

Dr Nick Burton

Partner - Leeds

Dr Paul Dakers

Patent Assistant - Newcastle

Dr Terence Broderick

Patent Attorney - Cardiff

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