Stokes, Simon


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Speciality Group Member: Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Position: Partner

Main areas of work: Technology; outsourcing; IP; e-commerce; data protection

Profile: Simon joined the firm in 1999 from Allen & Overy, and specialises in drafting and negotiating technology and outsourcing contracts for suppliers and end users, and in advising on non-contentious intellectual property (IP).  He also has experience in data protection including international issues, electronic commerce law, software and patent/technology licensing, and competition law.  He advises leading banks, software houses, IT consultancies, public sector research and grants bodies, universities and art market clients, on all aspects of technology, outsourcing and IP.

Simon is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and a member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association and the Licensing Executives Society.  He is also the author of several books on copyright law, co-edits the Sweet & Maxwell Encyclopedia of E Commerce Law, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth Law School.

In his own time, Simon is now training to be a non-stipendiary minister of the Church of England.


Practice Area
Technology; outsourcing; IP; e-commerce; data protection