Technology Disputes

As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, it brings with it a range of benefits and possibilities. However, this rapid advancement also gives rise to a range of complex and challenging issues that can lead to disputes. Technology disputes encompass a wide array of conflicts that arise in various technology sectors. This includes intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity, and contractual disagreements.

These disputes often emerge due to the complex nature of technology. They can also arise due to differing interpretations of legal frameworks, and the evolving nature of digital landscapes.

To resolve disputes, a thorough understanding of the technology, legal frameworks, and unique challenges posed by emerging technologies is necessary.

Our panel of technology dispute solicitors have vast experience in dealing with issues arising from technology and software. They have expertise in assisting on multi jurisdictional and cross border technology disputes.

Technology Disputes


Technology disputes refer to conflicts or disagreements that arise in the context of technology-related matters. These disputes can encompass a wide range of issues, including:

Intellectual Property Disputes:

These disputes arise when there are conflicts regarding the ownership, use, or infringement of intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets. Technology-intensive industries, such as software development, often face intellectual property disputes.

Privacy and Data Protection Disputes:

With the rise of digital platforms and the collection of vast amounts of personal data, disputes can often occur. These disputes can happen due to data breaches, unauthorised access, data sharing practices, or violations of privacy rights. These disputes often involve discussions around privacy laws, data protection regulations, and individual rights to control their personal information.

Contractual Disputes:

Technology contracts, including software development agreements, licensing agreements, or service-level agreements, can lead to disputes. These often arise over issues such as non-performance, breach of contract, misinterpretation of terms, or failure to deliver promised functionalities.

Cybersecurity Disputes:

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, disputes may arise between organisations and individuals. This includes deciding responsibility for cyber attacks, data breaches, or unauthorised access to computer systems. These disputes may involve discussions around liability, negligence, or compliance with data security standards.

Antitrust and Competition Disputes:

Technology companies operating in highly competitive markets may face disputes related to antitrust and competition laws. These disputes can involve allegations of anti-competitive behaviour or abuse of market dominance.

Regulatory and Compliance Disputes:

Emerging information technologies often outpace regulatory frameworks. This can lead to disputes over compliance with existing laws or the need for new regulations. Disagreements may arise in regulatory environments, such as autonomous vehicles, drones, blockchain, or digital currencies.

Consumer Protection Disputes:

Disputes can also arise between technology companies and consumers. These issues typically involve product defects, false advertising, unfair pricing, or inadequate customer support.

Resolving technology disputes requires specialised knowledge in both legal and technological domains. It often involves engaging experts who can analyse complex technical concepts. They can assess damages and provide insights into the industry practices and standards.

How to resolve at technology dispute

Disputes involving technology can be complex and may require legal intervention to resolve. However, there are some steps you can take to try to resolve the dispute before seeking legal help. Here are some suggestions:

Communicate with the other party: 

The first step is to try and communicate with the other party involved in the dispute. This can help to clarify any misunderstandings and potentially resolve the issue. Be clear and specific about the nature of the dispute and what you believe is at stake.

Review the relevant agreements: 

If you have a prior agreement with the other party, such as a contract or licensing agreement, review the terms of the agreement. This can help to determine if there are any provisions that address the issue in dispute.

Consider technology dispute resolution: 

Mediation, arbitration, and expert determination can be a faster and less expensive way to resolve disputes compared to going to court. A neutral third-party mediator or arbitrator can help facilitate a resolution between the contracting parties.

Seek legal advice: 

If the dispute cannot be resolved through alternative dispute resolution, it may be necessary to seek legal advice. A technology dispute solicitor can help you understand your rights and assess the strength of your case. They can also provide guidance on how to proceed.

Consider litigation: 

If all other options have been exhausted, litigation may be necessary to resolve the dispute. This can be a lengthy and expensive process. It is therefore important to carefully consider your options before pursuing this route.

Remember, it’s always best to seek legal advice before taking any action that could have legal consequences. An experienced solicitor can help guide you through the process and protect your rights.

How can a solicitor from our panel assist?

Expert Commercial Law have a panel of experienced technology solicitors with a track record of success in these types of cases. We understand the complexities that come with making a technology dispute claim. Our dispute team are highly skilled and have a deep understanding of this area of law. They are dedicated to providing tailored and compassionate support to each of our clients.

Our commitment to excellence and our track record of successful outcomes are testament to our ability to deliver results. You can trust that our panel firms will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case, without the financial burden of upfront fees. Choose us for dedicated and experienced representation and let us help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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