Quentin Cregan

CALL: 2003 (2003 (Australia); 2007 (Cayman Islands); 2013 (UK))
Quentin Cregan is an experienced IP/IT commercial junior with particular expertise in technical, computer science, and Internet-related disputes.

Having worked in Silicon Valley in IT, along with having practised internationally as a lawyer, Quentin has a depth of technical, scientific, and transnational commercial legal expertise that helps clients prosecute and resolve complex disputes.

  • Experience

    Patents & SPCs

    • Lewis v Interactive Eyewear [2018] EWHC (IPEC) (unreported): dispute regarding patent-related investments in smart glasses.
    • Paranien Pearl Shipping Ltd v Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skripsederi AS [2017] EWHC 2570 (Pat): dispute in relation to patent exhaustion.
    • Good Technology (now Blackberry) v. MobileIron & Airwatch: dispute in relation to patents over mobile phone technology.
    • Epoch Games v Character Options [2015] EWHC 3436 (IPEC): dispute relating to patents over toys.

    Copyright & Databases

    • Paintshield v XPEL [2018] EWHC 967 (Ch): a contract, copyright, and design right dispute over an online resource for paint protection film.
    • ITV Broadcasting Ltd v TV Catchup Ltd: appeared in the Court of Justice (EU:C:2017:144) and the Court of Appeal ([2015] EWCA Civ 204) (with James Mellor QC) for ITV and other broadcast parties in a case regarding copyright implications of re-transmission of broadcaster content on the Internet.
    • Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee [2016] EWHC 1361 (Ch): a copyright and trade secrets dispute relating to software.
    • Nekoti Ltd v Univilla [2016] EWHC 556 (Ch): a dispute regarding deployed software for automation in retail stores.

    Trade marks & Brands

    • Martin & Co v Martin Thornton Ltd (2018 – ongoing): trade mark dispute in the real estate sector.
    • Copper Dragon v. Greyhawk Brewery [2017] EWHC (Ch) (unreported): a trade mark and business sale dispute.
    • Spire Healthcare Holdings Ltd v E-Spire Group Ltd [2017] EWHC 493 (IPEC): trade mark dispute in the health care space.

    Trade Secrets & Confidentiality

    • INVISTA Textiles (UK) Ltd v Botes & Ors [2019] EWHC 58 (Ch). Acted on behalf of INVISTA Textiles (UK) (led by Sue Prevezer QC) in a multi-week trial with former research staff and a related start-up over claims of confidential information and company property retention.
    • Business First v Alibey [2017] EWHC: urgent action in relation to a dispute with former employee over database materials.
    • Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee [2016] EWHC 1361 (Ch): a copyright and trade secrets dispute relating to software.

    IT & Telecoms Disputes

    • Triple Point Technology Inc v. BB Energy N.V. [2019] EWHC (TCC)  (2019 – Ongoing): Instructed (with James Howells QC) in relation to an IT system dispute over Triple Point’s deployment of its CXL software to an energy trading business.
    • Jumar Solutions Ltd v McKee [2016] EWHC 1361 (Ch): a copyright and trade secrets dispute relating to software.
    • TUI UK Ltd v. GuestLogix Inc (2015 EWHC): an IT/computer software dispute arising out of a customer management and payment systems deployment.
    • Re: Queensland Health Payroll System Commission of Inquiry (2013): appearing for IBM in the long-running Queensland Health Payroll System Commission of Inquiry dealing with one of the largest ever IT and procurement disputes in Australia.

    Jurisdiction & Remedies

    • Galas v Alere Inc & McAleer [2018] EWHC 2366 (QB): application to set aside foreign letters of request for documents under the Hague Convention, appearing at related examination.
    • Paranien Pearl Shipping Ltd v Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skripsederi AS [2017] EWHC 2570 (Pat): dispute regarding patent exhaustion and pan-EU/EEA declarations.
    • Nekoti Ltd v Univilla [2016] EWHC 556 (Ch): a dispute regarding deployed software for automation in retail stores, summary judgment and strike-out on abuse of process grounds.

    Media, Sport & Entertainment

    • ITV Broadcasting Ltd v TV Catchup Ltd (C-275/15) EU:C:2017:144; [2015] EWCA Civ 204: appeared in the Court of Appeal and Court of Justice (with James Mellor QC) for ITV and other broadcast parties in a case regarding copyright implications of re-transmission of broadcaster content on the Internet.
    • Tyshyna v. Malta Tourism Authority, Air Malta [2016] EWHC (IPEC): dispute relating to licensing of a model’s appearance in promotional videos for Malta / Air Malta.

    Arbitration & Mediation

    • Dispute relating to massively multiplayer online computer game (ICC 2018).
    • Dispute under a collaborative software development agreement (LCIA 2017).
    • Long-running dispute between two family groups and related entities (ICC).
  • Education & awards

    Doctor of Philosophy (Law) (D.Phil / PhD) (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford)

    • Dissertation: Impact of International and EU law on remedies.

    Master of Science (M.Sc) (St. Hilda’s College, Oxford)

    • Dissertation: Geospatial mapping of IPv4 and the gTLD namespace.

    Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) (Law) (University of Queensland)

    • Dissertation: Legal Ramifications of Information System and Data Security Compromise.

    Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (B.Sc. (Comp. Sci)) (Qld)

    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons)) (Qld)

  • Other relevant information

    Accredited Mediator

  • Professional memberships
    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Society
    • Intellectual Property Bar Association
    • Member of the Bar Council (on behalf of the IPBA)
    • Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society
    • Chatham House
    • Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre
  • Languages

    French (conversational)

  • Hobbies & interests

    PADI Accredited Dive Master

  • Publications

    Co-author of the Intellectual Property chapter of the Sweet & Maxwell’s Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings (18th ed. & Supplement, 19th ed. (forthcoming)).

    Co-author of Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria’s Modern Law of Copyright (5th edition).

    Along with numerous journal articles on law, civil procedure, and technology.

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