Whether or not computer software is susceptible to patent protection is a complex issue, with many crucial factors including: the expertise with which the patent application is drafted; the specific subject matter of the patent; and the jurisdiction in which the patent is filed. However, there are a variety of other means of protecting your software. As specialist intellectual property, internet and technology lawyers, we are able to advise on a range of issues, including:
The implications of copyright protection for businesses in the software industry or otherwise
Licensing arrangements including 'shrink wrap' and 'click wrap' licences
Copyright and design protection for visual elements and the layout of interfaces
Confidentiality, know-how, and non-disclosure agreements
With significant experience in the relevant law, expertise in software development, and an associated IT business we are well placed to work with you to develop an effective strategy for the exploitation of software assets.
If you need legal work please call us on +44 (0)20 7700 1414 or if you prefer send us an enquiry using the form below. Depending on your requirements we may suggest a free meeting. This is often the best way to assess whether we would be the right firm for you, and to understand the work involved, your priorities, attitude to risk, and desired timescales.