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Expert in Non-contentious Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Expert ID: 728449 United Kingdom

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Expert has drafted, negotiated and advised on several acquisition, protection and exploitation of intellectual property and technology, patent, copyright, know-how licences, research and development including knowledge transfer (spin out) agreements to and from Universities. She has negotiated settlements in relation to trade marks breaches and put in place co-existence agreements. She has also set up, advised on and carried out IP audit and IP management guidelines.

She has acted for advertising companies when hiring actors (including child actors) and other theatre and film professionals, and negotiated and drafted sponsorship and celebrity endorsement agreements between football clubs and players and merchandising agreements.

Expert has acted for a multinational mobile network operator has advised, drafted and implemented processes on tender processes starting from RFI, following to RFQ, tender preparation, award of contract and subsequent contract management including simultaneous negotiation with four vendors for global agreements and conclusion of contractual negotiations over a two week period. Drafted, negotiated and finalised global framework agreements for the procurement of technology including for the provision of ticketing and couponing administration systems.

She is experienced in drafting, advising and negotiating supply and purchase agreements, manufacturing agreements, outsourcing agreements, facilities management agreements, agency, distribution and franchise and warehousing agreements for a variety of industries including IT, manufacturing, retail, imaging, technology and corporate.

She has advised, drafted and negotiated software development agreements, technology procurement agreements, support and maintenance agreements and SLAs. Drafted, negotiated and advised on multibillion IT framework agreements (including software licences, support and maintenance agreements and disaster recovery arrangements with companies such as Motorola, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, RIM, Cisco, IBM etc), network infrastructure contracts with Nokia, Siemens, Motorola etc, framework agreements for the development and procurement of cutting edge technology such as 3G, datacards, dongles and other wireless technology. Written and edited a quarterly “Technology Update” bulletin circulated to clients and contacts. Written guidelines on IT for businesses.

She has advised, drafted and negotiated website design, development and support agreements, e-procurement, e-learning and e-auction framework agreements (including rules for bidders, data protection policies and all related documentation). Advised, drafted and negotiated establishment of electronic market trading platforms, hosting agreements and disaster recovery agreements and written articles on e-commerce and VOIP. Also written and advised on website access terms and conditions and policies for employees.

She has acted for multinational companies and local government authorities (including Japanese retailer, US multinational company, service oriented UK companies, telecoms and network company) in relation to outsourcing of all their logistics facilities in the UK and in relation to global outsourcing of spare parts management to one supplier globally and on one of the first in-sourcing deals.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: Oxford College
Year: 1991 Degree: LLM Subject: International Commercial Law Institution: University of Kent at Canterbury
Year: 1989 Degree: Law Subject: Law Institution: University of Rome La Sapienza

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director & Founder Department: Undisclosed
She is managing the specialist intellectual property and information technology legal consultancy including providing outsourced counsel legal services.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Partner Department: Undisclosed
She headed the Intellectual Property and Information Technology department of the London firm with business development and training responsibilities.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Associate Department: Undisclosed
She provided expert advice on all areas of non contentious commercial intellectual property, information technology, internet and e-commerce law
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Vodafone Group Services Limited Title: Undisclosed Department: Group Legal
She advised on all group aspects of IT and e-commerce procurement contracts dealing in and negotiating multi-billion framework agreements.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Department: Undisclosed
She worked on all aspects of commercial and technology related agreements
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 2005 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Solicitor Department: Undisclosed
She worked in all aspects of non-contentious commercial, intellectual property and e-commerce matters.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: USA Summary: international contract negotiation, software licensing
Years: to Present Country / Region: Italy Summary: international contract negotiation, software licensing, e-commerce
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: international contract negotiation, software licensing
Years: to Present Country / Region: Spain Summary: international contract negotiation, software licensing
Years: to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: international contract negotiation, software licensing

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
She has devised and delivered a number of trainings and seminars including on Intellectual Property, on Software Licensing, on Outsourcing, on Technology Transfer and on Intellectual property management and audit.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is a confident, commercial and proactive multi-jurisdictional and English qualified lawyer with several years of legal experience (both in private practice and in-house, with excellent communicative, interpersonal and business development skills. Proven administrator and organizer with very good management skills and the ability to work both independently and within a team. Accomplished writer of articles including for ICLR magazine published by Sweet & Maxwell on various legal subjects such as e-commerce, IT, outsourcing, and for the London Chamber of Commerce newspaper, co-author of books on “International Supply Contracts” by Sweet & Maxwell and “A practical Guide to E-commerce and Internet law” published by ICSA. Organizer and speaker to events and conferences and member of the Business & IP Centre of the British Library. Advisor to multinational companies, fast moving goods companies, inventors, users and suppliers of technology.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Proficient
Greek Proficient
French Basic

Fields of Expertise

copyright law, ideation, innovation, intellectual property, international copyright, inventions, licensable technology, license, licensing, publishing, research and development, technology licensing, trade secret law, trademark, book publishing, brand extension licensing, product licensing, license agreement, patent, conventional licensing, intellectual property licensing, franchise agreement, affairs, agreement, breach of contract, contract negotiation, contract bid evaluation, contract compliance, international licensing, international contract negotiation, strategic innovation, business innovation, contract, retainer agreement, business licensing, commercial licensing, computer contract, copyright, software copyright, software intellectual property, Internet marketing, Internet regulation, software maintenance agreement, ecommerce, escrow, computer software licensing, outsourcing, international technology transfer, software outsourcing, fair use doctrine, internet defamation, business organization, infringement enforcement, architectural copyright, entertainment intellectual property, entertainment contract, magazine publishing, induced infringement, direct infringement, literal infringement, copyright infringement, business, trademark infringement, Internet advertising, Internet commerce, patent infringement, online publishing, international patent law, international trade, research and development collaboration, research and development organization, research and development planning, research and development management, Internet

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