Early stage companies and emerging technology

We love working with early stage companies developing emerging technology.

Our lawyers acted for one of the first internet security software providers and digital certificate authorities in 1999 and we are one of the few law firms to have advised clients extensively in the augmented reality and virtual reality sectors.

We are building a reputation for expertise in AI, biometrics, computer vision and haptics.

Our experience includes advising:

a UK start-up providing AI led employee and customer feedback on the management of its intellectual property and on its first commercial deals with a number of large international organisations operating in a variety of sectors;

a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of a new consumer technology on a broad range of issues arising from its European distribution agreements;

a fast-growing UK provider of technology led brand consultancy services on its arrangements with a number of large global FMCG manufacturers;

an international provider of augmented reality and image recognition technology on the operational and technology aspects of its series B, C and a $54m series D investment rounds;

an early stage developer of virtual reality technology on the provision of technology services to a UK market research company;

a scale-up provider of food delivery services on a middleware software development agreement with an Indian software company;

an early stage “dark kitchens” business on a software integration agreement with a provider of “point of sale” software solutions;

a provider of immersive audio technology solutions on matters relating to its corporate formation;

an early stage developer of optical display software in relation to its early stage angel investment; and

a provider of distributed ledger technology on the engagement of its first employees and on its standard terms and conditions with customers for the exploitation of its technology.