Gareth is a litigator in Edwards Wildman's London office. He is a UK qualified solicitor and New York admitted attorney whose practice focuses on the resolution of technology, intellectual property and social media disputes. Gareth is regularly called upon by clients to urgently resolve cross-border disputes involving the technology, financial services, luxury goods and creative industries.
Gareth works to ensure the proper exploitation of technology both locally and internationally and especially in the online environment. His work involves formulating digital strategies, tackling Internet fraud and the misappropriation of protected works, and acting quickly to withdraw counterfeit goods from circulation anywhere in the world. He also evaluates computer-implemented inventions for patent and copyright protection, and has significant experience in the recovery of domain names.
Gareth's notable experience includes:
•Advising on the delivery of IT systems under the 12bn NHS National Programme for IT.
•Representing new gTLD applicants in multiple Legal Rights and Community Objections and advising on issues surrounding delegation.
•Negotiating an exceptional settlement in $20bn bet-the-company literary and artistic copyright, trade secret and patent trial concerning software.
•Forcing the withdrawal of an appeal in a widely reported trade mark action for a prestigious hotel and casino by recovering and organizing evidence the Appellants believed they had destroyed.
•Saving a private equity client over 80% of the claim in an IT mediation.
•Successfully negotiating the settlement of a dispute involving copyright in financial reports for 2% of sum claimed.
•Obtaining two precedent-setting awards in a domain name ADR.
•Coordinating the protection of world-famous brands both on and off-line via Court and ADR proceedings, using a network of professional contacts as well as industry knowledge.
•Securing the favorable settlement of an online dispute by tracing the emails of a private registrant and identifying him as a senior employee of investment bank.
•Regularly advising financial institutions, software houses and others on migration, infrastructure, data management and breach of confidence disputes, as well as in relation to: pre-emptive proceedings and international enforcement of judgments; contractual disputes; misuse of the telecommunications system; IP licensing; and IT project management.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining Edwards Wildman Gareth worked at a Silver Circle firm where he developed his IP/IT and Internet-based practices, won the Times Legal Rose Bowl in the 2004 Prospects Cup Tournament and captained the firm's Broomball Team. He has also worked in the software and pharmaceutical industries, and many years ago was a two-time Member of the Northern Ireland Youth Parliament.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Gareth enjoys spending time outdoors and by the sea, travelling to see family in Europe and Canada and visiting New York, where he lived for three years before joining Edwards Wildman. He is also a Formula 1 fan and enjoys music, photography, filmmaking and web-design.
14th Annual International Copyright Law 2014 Conference
December 10-11, 2014 event
Writing for World Trademark Review, Gareth Dickson Analyzes the Online Domain Expansion
September 2, 2014
Aerospace Meets Cyberspace: Aviation and the New gTLDs Digilaw Blog
July 14, 2014
Farnborough International Airshow
July 14, 2014 - July 20, 2014 event
Excess of .wine gives ICANN a headache Digilaw Blog
July 8, 2014
London Technology Week: Easy ways to protect your innovations online
June 16, 2014 event
Practical steps for policing the Internet and latest news on gTLDs
June 12, 2014 event
Patent Invalidations Pave the Way for Cheaper Breast Cancer Drugs This Year: Hospira UK Ltd v Genentech Inc Healthcare Law
April 17, 2014
UK High Court Wields Axe on Four Pirate Websites
March 13, 2014
EU Court Says Article Links Are Legal, But Questions Remain
February 13, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Comments on the UK's Plan to Send Warning Letters to Copyright Infringers in Trademarks & Brands Online
October 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Chris Finney and Gareth Dickson quoted in Accelus' Compliance Complete
September 11, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Quoted in The Times Following London Technology Week
June 26, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Comments on Blocking Injunctions in World Intellectual Property Review
March 17, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Comments on EU Court Ruling about Article Links in Law360
February 14, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Nick Bolter and Gareth Dickson Analyze How EU Nintendo Ruling Puts UsedSoft Back in the PC Box in Law360
February 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Comments on the CJEU Clarifying TPM Rules in Nintendo Dispute in World Intellectual Property Review
January 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Weighs In on EU High Court Ruling that Nintendo Console Mods Could Be Legal in Law360
January 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Lauded in Originality Competition Sponsored by the 1709 Blog
November 6, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Gareth Dickson Comments on the First New gTLDs to Hit the Internet in World Intellectual Property Review
October 24, 2013