Software & ICT

Software and ICT are at the centre of innovation. The rapid rate of change and technological development presents complex IP and commercial legal challenges.

AJ Park is heavily involved in the software and ICT sector, and has advised on IP and commercial issues relating to software and ICT for decades. In fact, in 1989 AJ Park acted for the successful plaintiff in IBM v Computer Imports, New Zealand's first software copyright case to go to trial. AJ Park also acted for Hughes Aircraft Company in the 1994 patent office hearing which resulted in the first pure software patents to be granted in New Zealand.

AJ Park has an outstanding team of experts who specialise in software and ICT protection. Many of our specialists have dual engineering and law qualifications, and several have PhDs. With such extensive experience and diversity in qualifications, we understand complex technologies and are able to offer expert software and ICT advice to businesses operating in a variety of areas.

AJ Park has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting agreements covering system supply, IT and telecommunications outsourcing, joint ventures, technology licensing and commercialisation, software development and support and maintenance.  However, our experience and capability extends beyond contract drafting and includes a deep understanding of the IP rights underpinning these types of agreements.

For plain English software and ICT advice, get in touch with one of our experts below.