Technology & Innovation

Carson McDowell advise a diverse range of clients in the Technology sector, ranging from start-ups to global technology giants and corporate users of technology.

Carson McDowell has unrivalled experience in the technology sector, acting for clients both locally and globally. We advise and assist a broad range of clients including innovative start-ups seeking to grow, right through to established technology companies and users of technology in both the private and public sectors. Our technology clients operate in a wide range of sub- sectors including Software, FinTech, PayTech, Telecommunications, Blockchain, SportsTech, Aerospace, Cyber Security and AI and robotics.

The Technology & Innovation team is an integral part of the firm’s corporate and commercial practice and has developed close working relationships with several tech sector organisations such as NI Cyber Cluster and Catalyst.

The team advises across all aspects of technology law related matters from licensing, regulatory, intellectual property and e-commerce through to the full range of corporate, equity fundraising, contract and transactional work. Carson McDowell's integrated approach means that we work as one team with colleagues across multiple practice areas to provide fast access to the right expertise.

The team's experience in this sector makes it a market leader and our in-depth knowledge of the sector ensures we are familiar with the challenges and dynamic global nature of the fast paced innovative environment in which this sector operates.

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What we do

Patent and knowhow licences and assignments

Software development agreements

The transfer of ownership of intellectual property of all kinds

Advice on the non-tax aspects of the Patent Box

Advice on distance selling, e-money, terms of business and domain name issues

Data Protection privacy and cyber-security

Non-disclosure agreements

Licence agreements, distributor agreements, re-seller agreements and general commercial activities

Equity and debt funding

Exit transactions

Share option schemes and employee incentive and reward schemes

Instigating and defending High Court proceedings for the protection of intellectual property of all kinds

Our Technology & Innovation lawyers are here to advise you.

If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, please get in touch today.

Technology & Innovation Experience