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Saturday 17 March 2018


CFC enhances UK tech cover with patent endorsement

Written by staff reporter

Success in the tech sector often depends on the ability to create unique products and build on older ideas to develop new solutions. This means there is the risk of inadvertently trespassing on to others’ intellectual property (IP) which can result in costly legal proceedings.

To address this risk, CFC Underwriting has added the option of patent infringement cover to its proposition for UK-based technology companies.

CFC’s patent infringement cover helps tech businesses defend against these types of claims, covering legal fees and other expenses such as settlement pay-outs. It also gives insureds access to CFC’s claims team and panel of specialist patent litigators.

CFC’s UK tech and media team leader, Kenny Carmichael, says: “Given the nature of the tech landscape, it is important for businesses to protect against patent risks. However, historically, this kind of cover for tech companies has been both complicated to obtain and unaffordable. Recognising this gap, we streamlined our underwriting process for these types of risks, giving our clients the option to easily add broad, affordable patent cover to their policy.”

CFC’s existing policy for technology providers already provides defence of intellectual property rights infringement such as allegations of copyright or trademark infringement. It also includes extensive cyber and privacy cover as well as clear, unambiguous cover for breach of contract and bodily injury and property damage cover. Worldwide cover is provided as standard.

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