The Next Alexa? Surfing the IP Challenges for Artificial Intelligence
13 September 2018
Our cases involve complex, higher value, potentially risky framework agreements, sub-contract and consulting contracts. Our clients say they work with us because we are solid commercial solicitors but also because we are responsive and flexible in how we work. We know how to advance your case and not get side tracked in irrelevancies. Your average framework agreement and sub contract requires a variety of skill sets from commercial law, technology and IP, tax on the use of consultants and increasingly GDPR.
We negotiated a sub-contractor’s terms and conditions. We limited risk and exposure by placing caps on liability equal to the contract price.
Reviewed a consulting agreement for software development contract and the associated intellectual property ownership. Our client was a media agency and the rights to the digital design and capture of data was important to them.
Negotiated the termination of a sub-contract because the sub-contractor could not work with the lead contractor and the pricing was no longer competitive.
We drafted the consultancy contract/framework agreement which operated in conjunction with a newly created joint venture for the supply of professional support services.
We were instructed to provide a health check of existing consultancy agreements to ensure the tax indemnities were as enforceable as possible. The client feared that HM Revenue and Customs might determine an employment relationship had been created. This included a review of any employment law rights that may have been inadvertently created and the rules for supply of agency workers.
I used Gannons for a review of my sub-contract agreement which was big business to my company. They were quick and responsive.