Intellectual property cases frequently overlap with aspects of information technology. For example, in the field of patents, members of chambers have been heavily involved in the recent and ongoing “smartphone wars” which have involved detailed exploration of methods for the packaging of information for transmission and secure reception. These types of cases also involve issues of Fair, Reasonable and Non-discriminatory (‘FRAND’) licence terms. They have similarly conducted litigation over the content of computer software and computer-held databases, which can typically involve issues in any or all of copyright infringement, database rights, and misuse of confidential information.
Members of chambers also have experience in contractual disputes with information technology aspects, including alleged non-compliance of computer systems and software with their specifications.