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Calum Smyth


Calum has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, specialising in IP and technology and acting for a wide variety of clients. Calum previously led the intellectual property function at Barclays Bank and is listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Calum sits on the UK Council of AIPPI.

“Intellectual property is at the heart of every digital and tech-focused business. I help clients of all sizes understand how best to leverage value from their IP assets, with a particular focus on technology, patent and software disputes.

In addition to my experience in contentious matters, I have regularly advised on software patentability, technology transactions, brand protection, M&A and structuring issues.

I have a specific interest in emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, blockchain and AI, and I am passionate about how intellectual property can support our clients’ businesses; by protecting their innovations and by having an effective IP strategy.”

Calum Smyth is an excellent patent litigator. He has extensive commercial knowledge. He shows technical flair (he has an engineering background) and is able to embrace new and complex technical areas, where he is recognised as being an expert.

Legal 500, 2023