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Birketts LLP

Information Technology

Band 2East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced group which acts for clients of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to multinational organisations. Particularly expert in helping industry-specific software providers for all conceivable sectors on development agreements and licensing arrangements of all kinds. Offers comprehensive legal services for fledgling tech businesses.

Work highlights

Advised Ista Energy Services, a utility metering and billing solution, on customer service agreements for various real estate developments involving large numbers of sites.

Notable practitioners

Quentin Golder is a key contact.

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Overview

Our technology specialists work closely with our clients to enable the implementation of technology solutions. The team is technology literate and the work it does involves issues such as outsourcing, project risk assessment, technology contracting, privacy issues and commercial arrangements for the enabling of new technology.

We have significant experience in the following areas:

  • technology aspects of major corporate transactional work, including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures
  • complex information technology arrangements, including software development, licensing and maintenance, system integration, software as a service solutions, web hosting, network
  • installations, hardware acquisitions, value added reselling and teaming arrangements
  • manufacturing under licence
  • research and development collaboration
  • resolving IP ownership issues
  • transfer and commercialisation of intellectual property in areas including bio-technology, medical devices, information technology, social media and manufacturing.

We assist clients in handling patent, trade mark and technology litigation in the UK courts and the European Patent Office and have direct experience in advising clients in North America and other jurisdictions on their registered and unregistered rights both domestically and more widely.
We also advise with regard to the EU competition law regime and we are well versed in drafting documentation to take advantage of the relevant EU Block Exemptions.

Information Technology Department

Birketts LLP

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Department location

22 Station Road

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

UK

CB1 2JD

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