Dai Davis is a Technology Lawyer. He holds two Masters degrees: one in Physics, the other in Computer Science. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Dai has consistently been recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers Guides to the Legal Profession. Having been national head of Intellectual Property Law and later national head of Information Technology law at Eversheds for a number of years, Dai is now a partner in his own specialist law practice, Percy Crow Davis & Co.
Although he works in Leeds and London on a weekly basis, he has clients throughout the country and also works out of other cities such as Manchester and Birmingham regularly. Dai advises clients on intellectual property in Information Technology products, and all types of computer and technology law issues including such topical matters as Open Source, IT Security, Cloud Computing and Data Protection issues. Dai is a non-executive director of FAST (The Federation Against Software Theft) and a Freeman of the City of London through the WCIT (Worshipful Company of Information Technologists).
Dai advises clients on intellectual property, computer and technology law subjects including such topical matters as E-Commerce, IT Security and Cloud Computing issues. He is primarily a non-contentious lawyer, specialising in advising on commercial agreements relating to software and technology products, including outsourcing and cloud computing agreements and web-related contracts. He advises on intellectual property licences and other commercial transactions for clients producing a wide range of goods and services including franchise, distribution and agency agreements. Dai also gives strategic advice on the litigious aspects of patents, trademarks and copyrights, acting for both claimants and defendants.
A further “super specialism” that Dai has practised for over two decades is high-tech product safety and product recall, including the law relating to CE Marking.
Dai is a regular contributor to legal and technology journals. Dai is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Dai is the convenor of the International Electro-technical Committee TC56 - Legal Advisory Working Group (IEC TC56 being the organisation which is responsible for drafting international maintainability and dependability standards).