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Negotiating the International Life Sciences License Agreement: Australia Advanced Video

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Presented by: Rob McInnes, Principal, Commercialization Team, Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers
Run Time: 23 minutes
Presented at: lesi graphic LES International: Licensing in Emerging Economies, Makati City, Philippines
Date: 7-10 June 2009


Rob McInnes McInnes covers the uniqueness to Australian patent and contract law pertaining to license agreements. He covers ownership, joint IP, "no challenge" clauses, negative covenants, improvements, post-patent issues, patent misuse, insolvency, naked patent vs. know-how license, dispute resolution and enforcement aspects, statutory implied warranties, funding conditions and government policies, and permissions for biological materials. He illustrates the areas where licensees and licensors have to be very careful with colorful examples.