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Peter Francis

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    Peter Francis


    Peter is a Partner of FAL Lawyers and established the firm along with Jenni Lightowlers, prior to which, he led the in-house legal team at Sirotech, the then commericalisation arm of CSIRO. He is one of Australia’s pre-eminent lawyers on technology commercialisation and is considered to be a ‘true expert with years of experience’, ‘particularly esteemed in non-contentious circles for his dexterous handling of commercialisation work for research organisations and technology developers’ (IAM Licensing 250, 2011/2012, IAM Patent 1000, 2012).

    Peter has more than 20 years’ experience advising listed companies, Commonwealth and State government agencies, Cooperative Research Centres, higher education providers, SMEs, not-for-profit funded research bodies and healthcare organisations.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Contracts & Agreements
    • Corporate Structuring/Transition
    • Corporate Governance
    • Grants/Capital Fund Raising
    • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
    • Intellectual Property
    • Information Technology
    • Patent & Technology Commercialisation
    • Plant Breeder’s Rights
    • Trade Marks & Brand Strategy
    • IP Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Taxation Exemptions

    Professional Involvement

    • Director, Benitec Biopharma Limited
    • Chairman, Wounds Innovation Limited
    • Chairman, Lateral Pharma Pty Ltd
    • Director, Australian Stroke Alliance Limited
    • Director, Knoxbrooke Incorporated

    Awards and Recognition

    • IAM Patent 1000 (2012): World’s leading patent licensing practitioners
    • IAM Licensing 250 (2011-2012): World’s leading patent & technology licensing lawyers

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