In episode 4 of our Tech Disputes podcast series Revolution or evolution?, we take a look at Collaboration risks – where disputes arise and how to avoid them.

In this episode we explore some of the common areas where we have seen disputes arise when entering into IP and tech collaborations and why collaboration disputes are becoming so prevalent. We look at how clients can navigate the following key issues:

  • Compliance by the collaborating parties with their contractual obligations
  • How to handle and exchange confidential information within a collaboration
  • Disputes around provisions on ownership or rights to use IP
  • Foreground and background IP – who brings what to the collaboration and who can retain/take/use what when it comes to an end
  • Termination of collaborations and the disputes arising from this

You can listen to the podcast here.

The rest of the series will cover topics including:

  • Data related issues, including cyber, data security and insurance
  • Reputation management issues
  • Forms of DR for technology disputes
  • Human rights issues relevant to tech companies
  • Investment protection and state immunity


Jonathan Turnbull
Jonathan Turnbull
+44 20 7466 2174

Victoria Horsey
Victoria Horsey
Senior Associate
+44 20 7466 2701

Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Senior Associate
+44 20 7466 2929