What is technology law?
Technology law refers to the legal framework and regulations that govern the use, development and commercialisation of technology.
It is also concerned with the areas of law focused on cyber security, data privacy and protection, and intellectual property rights.
While a specialised area of law, in its own right, technology law overlaps with almost every other area of commercial law.
Who do we act for?
Our dedicated technology law team regularly acts for licensors, licensees, buyers, sellers and investors across a broad range of markets and industry sectors, including:
- information technology and communications (ICT)
- life sciences
- specialist engineering
- universities and other research institutes
We act for a broad range of clients – including high net-worth individuals, start-ups, small to medium-sized enterprises and large national corporations. We have experience working with inventors, collaborators, shareholders, business owners, management, in-house legal teams and other key stakeholders.
Work with the legal team that understands your field and related legislation.
How we help our clients
Whether a technology business, a business reliant on technology, or a business that provides technology to others, we help deliver their strategic, operational, and commercial objectives by identifying and managing the legal risks that might arise in our client’s business activities – including in the following areas:
- acquisition of technology businesses
- funding of technology businesses
- commercialisation of technology
- technology joint ventures
- online commerce, including web development and hosting agreements
- service and systems integration contracts
- application development
- regulatory matters
- software development, licensing, distribution and copyright
- data protection and data security
- online regulations compliance
- licensing and intellectual property protection
- security and Internet and email use policies