Our specialist computer technology and AI attorneys have a wealth of experience in IP rights across this cutting-edge industry.  Our team brings expertise from within the sector to help our clients navigate the complex challenges involved in obtaining computer technology patents.  Over the years we’ve helped tech companies to build IP strategies and gain relevant technology patents they need to achieve long-term success.

The world around us is changing.  Where self-driving cars and automated drones were once a fantasy, these technologies are fast becoming a reality.  Computer technology now touches our lives like never before and current investment in exciting new technologies, such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence, shows that this trend is set to continue. Behind nearly all of these technological breakthroughs is a host of computer-implemented inventions.

As computers become increasingly important in our lives, patents are becoming increasingly important within the computing industry.  Computer technology regularly outperforms any other sector area in terms of the number of patent applications filed. These applications are originating not only from software-orientated companies but increasingly from more traditional companies in different sectors who are now developing innovative computer-based solutions to help prepare for a digital future.

Understanding the threshold for what qualifies as a patentable computer-implemented invention is notoriously challenging and is even an area of active change at various patent offices around the world.  GJE has a deep understanding of where this threshold lies, due to our daily interaction with patent offices on this issue.  Our computer technology patent attorneys are also involved in professional associations committed to lobby and consult with government on changes and developments in the law.

Amongst our rank are attorneys with personal expertise of working in computer technology in industry.  We also have experience in advising clients across a wide range of different technological areas, such as cloud computing, e-commerce, Fintech, telecommunications, social networking, content-centric networks, apps, user interfaces and automated engineering solutions.  We act for some of the largest software makers in the world, as well as for numerous start-ups and SMEs.  Our expertise can be applied to anything from obtaining standards essential patents to designing a bespoke IP strategy for an SME looking to refine their exit strategy.

In short, we are passionate about computer technology – and if you are too, we’d love to talk.

GJE are easy to deal with, professional and provide clear advice that reflects a detailed understanding of complex legal and technical issues.  Their ability to explain and navigate the minefield that is software and ICT patent protection in Europe is exceptional.  I have no hesitation in recommending the computer technology team at GJE to any prospective client.