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Software & Services

We have the advantage of having advised clients on the developer/vendor side, and the customer side, for many years, whether they be the biggest software names in the industry or rapidly growing start-ups, from Silicon Roundabout to Silicon Valley or tech buying customers.

Our experts can provide the full range of contentious and non-contentious legal advice in relation to all projects, transactions and regulatory issues involving software and services. By way of example, we can support you in connection with:

  • adtech and martech
  • agile development projects
  • API agreements
  • ERP and other enterprise-wide software licensing, implementation and integration projects
  • EULAs and ts and cs
  • escrow and disaster recovery
  • fintech
  • free and open source software development and deployment
  • hosting, maintenance and support
  • IoT
  • managed services agreements
  • mobile payments and ecommerce
  • retail tech, including EPOS solutions  
  • SaaS, Iaas and PaaS
  • software development agreements
  • software licensing software reseller, VAR and OEM arrangements and distribution
  • systems integration
  • technology disputes and mediation

We are one of the few city law firms who truly understand the technology industry and who can advise on digital solutions and applied tech as well as traditional tech.  We know what is ‘market’ and use this knowledge to help advise you as to your negotiating strategy.

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Software apps and patent trolls: Should you be afraid?

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For a very long time there has been a debate as to whether software is better protected by copyright or by patents. The State Street Bank case in 1998 (State Street Bank v. Signature Financial Group, 149 F.3d 1368) (Fed. Cir. 1998) opened the floodgates to software patents in the US and it is only recently (due to In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1385 (Fed. Cir. 2008) and some other cases) that the flow has moderated a little. Over the same period, many thousands of software patents have been granted in Europe

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