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.

How we can help

Software patents, copyright, copyleft, database rights, patent trolls, GUI and icon design rights, computer-implemented business methods, FRAND and Standard Essential Patents... you name it, we’ve dealt with it.

Over the years we have worked for the largest multinational software companies, SMEs, universities and start-ups to implement and deliver sensible IP strategies which are specific to their business.

Technologies we work with include fintech, cybersecurity, AI, telecoms, CODECs, apps, bioinformatics, Computer Assisted Surgery and cryptography, and we have extensive, leading-edge experience of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

Case studies

Case Study

Secure Micro

Navigating computer-implemented invention patents

Our automotive and software knowledge, and experience in computer-implemented inventions, enabled us to secure patents for an innovative start-up.

Case Study

Secure Micro

Navigating computer-implemented invention patents

Our automotive and software knowledge, and experience in computer-implemented inventions, enabled us to secure patents for an innovative start-up.

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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Inventions made after hours — who owns the patent?

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The future of driving — why you must protect new safety innovations with IP

Discover the key benefits of seeking patent protection for new EV and CAV safety innovations.

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Connected autonomous vehicles — how to patent technologies underpinned by maths

We reveal the key to patenting technologies underpinned by mathematical principles.

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Meet our team

Dr Andrew Alton

Partner - Leeds

Dr Cerian Jones

Partner - Cardiff | Bristol

Karen Fraser

Partner - London

Martin Vinsome

Partner - Newcastle

Anna Szpek

Senior Trade Mark Attorney - London

Dr Paul Dakers

Patent Assistant - Leeds

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