Computer hardware & software

Computers are key to almost every aspect of modern life. Both computer hardware and increasingly software are present in almost everything that we do. From commerce to transport, from communications to security, computer software and hardware has a role to play. Yet despite this, the legal landscape for patents in the area of computer software can be difficult. With our practical experience we can help you get the commercial results you need.

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Beck Greener understands the importance of patents in the area of computer and hardware. Although to those in the field it is by definition ‘technology’, patent systems around the world have often defined software or computer related inventions as non-technical. We can work with you to identify potentially patentable innovation and help you structure and put in place a filing program to build the strongest possible IP position.

We work closely with software developers and companies, and hardware engineers to help them to create, protect and exploit their intellectual property. Our experience includes IT software security platforms, cloud data processing systems and the full range of computer software and information technology inventions. Our experience in the area of hardware data storage devices is significant.

At Beck Greener we worked with a spinout from IBM in the late 90s that flourished as it developed solutions in the area of hard disk drives, optical and solid state data storage systems. After acquisition by a US giant in this field Beck Greener was retained and to this day continues to provide practical and strategic IP services and advice to the US parent company in managing, not only its European patent filing programs, but also providing input to its strategic international filing decisions.

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