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Innovators do a great deal of business by licensing their own technologies to others and by acquiring the rights to use existing technologies to license their own.

At FAL Lawyers, we are internationally recognised for advising on the commercialisation of intellectual property, be it patents, designs, copyrighted works, trademarks or software. The fact that we have negotiated licensing deals in so many industry sectors, from biotechnology and agribusiness to mining and defence, helps our clients to maximise commercialisation opportunities that may exist outside of their technology’s original intended application.

Our professional networks include expert IP valuers and proven commercial players with international industry connections. Combined with our experience in licensing technology on behalf of technology companies and over 70 CRCs, as well as acquiring licenses from public sector bodies such as Universities and CSIRO, we have the skill and networks necessary to ensure your technology is commercialised on the best possible terms.

The commercialisation and licensing services we offer include:

  • Patent & technology licensing agreements
  • Technology transfer
  • Plant Breeder’s Rights commercialisation
  • In-licensing of patented technology
  • Software licensing agreements
  • Trade mark licensing
Significant matters

On behalf of a listed biotechnology company, FAL conducted an intensive, two-year negotiation with a Commonwealth Government agency to acquire a license to technology critical to the development of the company’s product pipeline.

Vision CRC: FAL advised on all agreements regarding commercialisation of IP developed by this Cooperative Research Centre, including a spin-off company rolling out technology internationally.

Agriculture Victoria Services: FAL drafted and negotiated licensing agreements for an extensive range of plant varieties, including wheat, barley, canola, forages and fruit trees, of both Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM variety.

FAL Lawyers acted as sole legal advisor to the State Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria (DEECD) in negotiations of a signifcant new software licensing deal. FAL negotiated favourable terms for DEECD, taking into account emerging trends in individual usage of software across multiple devices.