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Rob McInnes on IP

"Thirty years ago, only 20% of a typical listed company's value would be represented by intan- gible assets, today the figure is closer to 80%. It's arguable that IP is now the main source of sustainable competitive advantage for almost all businesses."
Rob McInness, Partner
Spruson & Ferguson
(Austr. Innov. 2008 p51) 


IP (noun, abbrev. for)
in·tel·lec·tu·al prop·er·ty

Property or intangible asset arising from a novel creation of the mind, such as a design, manuscript, innovation or invention which may be protected by a patent, copyright, trademark, etc.

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Research Organisations, Universities, CRCs, etc.

Common Challenges:
IP & Commercialisation Services, Contracts, Disputes & Professional Development

We have worked with universities, research organisations & charities, RDCs, CRCs, Area Health Services and others who undertake or fund research on a number of projects including:

  • IP audits and due diligence
  • Technology assessment & IP Review committees
  • Technology commercialisation services
  • Negotiating with researchers and academics
  • Developing current IP policies and IP agreements
  • Staff training & coaching (persuasion & influencing; advanced negotiation skills)
  • Negotiating commercial agreements (licences, R&D, investment, etc.)
  • Resolving IP disputes (inventorship, infringement, etc.)
  • Negotiating with other organisations  (IP rights, R&D, revenue sharing, etc.)

If your organisation would benefit from independent professional advice in any of these areas, contact us.

Past Engagements: Waterline Foundation, Cancer Research Campaign (UK), Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Singapore Heart Foundation, National Lottery Research Grants (UK) and others.