Owen Keane specialises in the commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights, particularly in relation to computer software and information technology. Owen is also well known for advising in relation to the Internet, e-Business and the world wide web. Other areas of practice include commercial disputes, copyright infringement, confidential information, data protection, unincorporated associations, and trademarks. Further, Owen is experienced in handling prosecutions relating to copyright infringement in both the Magistrates and Crown Court.
Since being called to the Bar in 1988, Owen has been involved in a wide range of cases, including some ground-breaking and well known cases. He has experience of acting for clients in many courts and tribunals. He was recently second junior counsel in Charlesworth v Relay Roads & others  RPC 300;  4 All.E.R. 397 - a nine day High Court patent action with several subsequent applications to reopen the case after judgment.
In addition to advising and representing clients in litigation and arbitrations, Owen is a Qualified Dispute Resolver and acts as a mediator in commercial disputes, particularly those with technological content. He is also happy to assist clients participating in the mediation process.
Owen has written widely in the past including being a contributing author to Butterworth’s book Countdown to 2000, and the Computer Security Reference Book (Butterworths). Besides being a sometime contributor to Internet Works magazine (and previously for Internet Business Magazine), he also speaks regularly on current legal topics relating to information technology and the internet.
FEES: Owen's fees are typically in the range of GBP 170 to GBP 300 per hour, varying according to the circumstances. He is able to offer fixed or reduced fees for startups, non-profit organisations and charities, community interest companies and clients with special circumstances.