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SOFTWARE SOLICITORS & TECHNOLOGY SOLICITORS

We are a modern and progressive software and technology law firm and operate a new legal services business model which significantly reduces our overheads and which means we can transfer the benefit of those cost savings back to our customers in the form of competitive fee rates.

 

What sets us apart from many other software solicitors is that we deliver legal services using a business model that utilises the best aspects of the traditional software and technology law firm but which also incorporates a flexible consultancy based legal services model. This means that many of our technology solicitors are consultants who work remotely at various locations in England and by using the latest IT technology they can service our clients anywhere in England and Wales. Our business model means that clients have the option of choosing either remote delivery of legal services which is simple, effective and cost efficient or alternatively the more traditional delivery of legal services via meetings in person at either our serviced offices or at the client's business premises.

 

With the exception of our administrative headquarters, we only use serviced offices for basic needs such as telephone answering. Any additional fees for meetings are only incurred on an "as and when" used basis which means that we do not incur many of the significant property overheads which are incurred by other more traditional software and technology law firms.  

 

Our software solicitors have extensive experience of advising on all aspects of software and technology law. We take time to understand your business, and what you require, and provide commercially focused legal advice. Our aim is to ensure that you receive first class advice, thereby adding value to your business, and placing you in the best position to evaluate the options available to you, and to choose the most appropriate strategy.  

 

Our technology solicitors provide the following software and technology legal advice:

 

  • Development of Software and Hardware - Our software lawyers advise on software and hardware development agreements, and ownership and protection of the resulting intellectual property rights

  • Research, collaboration and joint development of Software and Hardware - If you are looking to collaborate on the joint development of software and hardware, then our technology lawyers can assist with advising on the most appropriate contractual structure. We will also advise on key clauses such as intellectual property ownership and cross licensing arrangements

  • Protection of Software and Hardware - Have you created any software or hardware? If so you will immediately need to consider how to protect your developments. We can provide guidance on the most cost effective solutions for protecting your intellectual property

  • Enforcement of Software and Hardware against third party IP infringement - Our software solicitors can advise on enforcement of your software and hardware against third party infringers. This generally includes intellectual property infringement and potentially breach of confidentiality obligations including trade secrets

  • Defending against third party Software and Hardware IP infringement claim - Are you the subject of a groundless threat relating to intellectual property infringement? If so we can robustly defend your position

  • Exploitation of Software including licensing (shrink wrap, click wrap or standard) - If you have created a software product, then you will want to exploit it, in order to gain maximum return on your product development expenditure. We can advise on different structures to enable you to exploit your software including licensing, SaaS contracts, VAR agreements etc

  • Exploitation of Hardware including terms and conditions of sale - Our technology lawyers draft, review and negotiate terms and conditions of sale relating to hardware products. We will also identify potential areas of risk in your business model and ensure that your terms and conditions are drafted to minimise such risks to your business

  • Sale and Purchase of Software and Hardware IP - We can assist with drafting and negotiating the sale of software and hardware and associated intellectual property rights. We can also undertake due diligence and advise on transaction structures

 

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OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US

 

We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.

 

All correspondence and post should be sent to our Administrative office in Market Harborough and we shall not be liable in the event that correspondence is sent elsewhere.

 

We provide legal services all over England and Wales.

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CONTACT US

 

Please visit our Please visit our Contact page and submit an enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7595 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at enquiries@summerfieldbrowne.com

 

Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).

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