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Webinar: Collaboration v. Control

May 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST


How to structure and negotiate mutually beneficial R&D and IP agreements

Presenter: Rob McInnes
Organisation: DibbsBarker

Rob is a Partner of DibbsBarker, specialising in intellectual property transactions. He has over 25 years’ experience in the management, commercialisation and enforcement of IP rights.

He helps clients with planning, negotiating and drafting licensing and other IP agreements, and with setting up and financing new technology ventures.

Adding to his career as a lawyer in private practice, Rob has a degree in chemistry and has been an in-house Manager of IP and Technology Transfer with a large company.

Rob is listed by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine as Australia’s only ‘highly recommended’ patent and technology licensing lawyer. He is one of the few Australian lawyers to have met the requirements for the US-based Certified Licensing Professional qualification.


IP-related deals, such as technology licences, are often exclusive, long-term and complex. Getting them wrong can have far-reaching consequences for research institutions and technology businesses.

In this webinar, Rob McInnes will cover important business contracting skills without getting into the weeds of legal drafting. He’ll teach specific techniques for the structuring and negotiation of contracts implementing R&D and IP transactions, drawing on examples relevant to the research and innovation sectors.

The webinar will focus on negotiation skills from general techniques to specific ‘dirty tricks’, and on the most important aspect of dealmaking; knowing what you want, why you want it, and how to argue for it.


May 25, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
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