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Henry Edwards

Barrister, 8 New Square
Henry Edwards is a barrister practising in all areas of intellectual property law, including IT and media and entertainment cases. He undertook a GDL at City University, for which he was awarded distinction, and he won a prize on the BPTC for his performance in advocacy exams.

Patent work currently includes inter-RAT handover in mobile phones, heat not burn and e-cigarette technology, high-tech exercise devices and digital overlays and augmented reality in sports broadcasting. He is currently instructed in a jurisdiction dispute about Standard Essential Patent licensing and a dispute about estoppel in the context of the standard setting process.   
Copyright and media work include Pasternak v Prescott, a publishing dispute about books on the life of Boris Pasternak and a case on the liability of internet search engines for copyright infringement, breach of data protection legislation and defamation.
Confidential information work includes a case on rights in low latency data feeds from live sports matches.
Henry is a contributor to the new CIPA Patents Training Manual for trainee patent attorneys which will be released in early 2021.
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Selling or licensing a database
Selling or licensing a database
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides guidance on the sale and licensing of database rights. It deals with the format, wording and key points of an assignment and licence of database rights. For the transfer of a database, key points of a transfer agreement are covered including title guarantee, the right to sue and claim damages for past infringements, further assurances, territory, scope and future databases. Where the database is to be licensed, key points of the licence agreement are covered including exclusivity, sub-licensing, territory, modifications, payment terms, term and termination, licensor warranties and maintenance, licensee warranties, and post-termination considerations.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2018


  • Bar European Group


  • BA (2015)
  • MA (2016)
  • GDL (2017)
  • BPTC (2018)


  • University of Oxford (2011-2015)
  • SOAS (2015-2016)
  • City University (GDL/BPTC) (2016-2018)

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