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Phil Bilney

Managing Associate

I’m a managing associate in the commercial team assisting clients navigate a range of legal and commercial issues. I specialise in intellectual property.

As a managing associate in the commercial team, I advise on a range of commercial agreements with a particular focus on IP/IT and technology. My clients range from technology start-ups to large multi-nationals. Wherever a client is on their business journey, whether engaging customers, suppliers or others, I help them understand their relationships and ensure their rights are suitably protected by reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating relevant contractual documentation. I strive to give clients not just clear legal advice, but advice with real commercial value.

Areas of expertise:

  • Intellectual property rights
  • IP assignments and licenses
  • IP audits
  • Confidentiality agreements / non-disclosure agreements
  • Research and collaboration agreements
  • Information technology
  • Software licensing
  • Distribution and reseller agreements
  • Terms of supply / terms of purchase

Qualifications and memberships

  • Qualified in March 2012
  • University of Oxford Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (2014)
  • Society for Computers and Law

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