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Jason Watson Appointed as FAL Lawyers' Third Partner

FAL Lawyers today announced the appointment of Jason Watson as Partner.

Jason practices at the interface of institutional research, corporate fundraising and development, and the subsequent licensing and commercialisation of intellectual property. His speciality is in the bio-tech, education and broad research sectors and he has advised a wide range of commercial companies, government departments, agencies and research consortia, including Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

Alongside the other FAL Partners, Peter Francis and Jenni Lightowlers, his capabilities were recently recognised with his inclusion in the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) list as one of 250 of the World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers.

Founding Partners Peter Francis and Jenni Lightowlers say they are delighted to have Jason’s contribution to the firm recognised with his promotion to Partner.

“Jason’s promotion reflects the outstanding feedback from clients about his technical and commercial capabilities, as well as his commitment to the firm over the last five years.

“He’s great with clients, taking the same approach as we do to understanding their issues and working alongside them as a partner in growing their business. He has a very thorough understanding of the legal issues in his field, especially those in biotech and education.

“We are very pleased to have someone of his calibre working alongside us in ensuring FAL Lawyers continues to support our growing list of clients in the research and innovation sector.”

Commenting on his appointment, Jason said that he is looking forward to helping to drive further growth for the Melbourne-based firm and to maintaining the high standards clients have come to expect.

“FAL is highly respected in the research and innovation community. We operate at the cutting edge of law, both from a research and innovation perspective, but also as commercial lawyers. I look forward to continuing to work with our clients researching, innovating and commercialising technology and ensuring that we help them protect and optimise their investments.”

Jason will continue as FAL's liaison for pro bono work with the Public Interest Legal Clear House (PILCH).

28 February 2012