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The Tech Futures Lab team is genuinely passionate about learning, teaching and the future. We are a network of approachable, humble, supportive and open-minded people who look at the world from a different angle.

Simon Martin, IP and Technology Law

“Before you insist on ownership, understand what you own, what you could own and what you need to own. Ownership may not be all it is cracked up to be and may come at a cost that is not reflected in the value it returns.”

Simon has worked with and advised creative businesses on their rights and the deals they do for almost 30 years both here and overseas. He has worked in some of NZ’s and the world’s leading law firms. He helped found Hudson Gavin Martin, New Zealand’s leading boutique commercial and corporate law firm specialising in technology, media and IP, working with clients like Microsoft, TVNZ, Universal Music, Fonterra and The Mind Lab.

Simon’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial law matters all with a focus on the tech media and IP (such as new technology joint ventures, technology licensing, acquisition and sale of technology and media businesses and sponsorship).

He also advises or is a board member of a number of industry bodies and charities including NZ Tech NZ HIT and the Blind Foundation.


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