Given the innovative nature of business and technology today, the chances are high that clients may seek legal advice on strategies to leverage off their potentially valuable intellectual property. An understanding of how IP may be commercialised and the intricacies of licence agreements is essential for commercial lawyers and general practitioners advising both large and small business clients in today’s world.
- Become more confident in identifying and understanding the different types of IP and how they may be licensed.
- Develop a better understanding of licence agreements and those aspects of such agreements requiring special attention when drafting, particularly grant clauses.
- Receive guidance on matters to consider when more than one jurisdiction is involved in an IP licensing matter.
Who should view?
Commercial lawyers and general practitioners who advise clients on business matters.
Partner, Bowie Yorke
Allan is regarded as one of New Zealand's leading intellectual property lawyers, particularly in matters relating to the commercialisation of novel technologies.
He has over 20 years of experience as a commercial lawyer providing advice to a wide range of New Zealand’s leading technology companies, universities and research institutes, as well as investors in innovation companies. He has acted for many multinationals and New Zealand start-ups and specialises in all aspects of licence agreements as well as other contracts for the creation and commercialisation of novel technologies.
Allan has been recognised by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 directory, Best Lawyers® and Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand (CLANZ).
Partner, Bowie Yorke
Scott is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who specialises in technology and intellectual property matters. He works with clients, including some of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative companies, as well as start-ups and SMEs, to commercialise, protect and develop their technologies and innovations.
Scott has written articles on innovation and intellectual property law matters for a number of New Zealand and international publications, and has presented seminars on technology commercialisation issues to professional organisations, including the Licensing Executives Society Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ), the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand (CLANZ), and the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).