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  • Copyright, Trade Marks, Registered Designs, confidential information and know how
  • Licensing and assignment agreements
  • Disputes 
  • Research and development agreements
  • Commercialisation of intellectual property
  • Negotiating and documenting commercialisation agreements relating to intellectual property including licensing and collaboration agreements and Structuring of start-up ventures

Clients and Projects

Co-operative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology
Corporate structuring to establish a corporate entity (Vaccine Solutions Pty Ltd) through which intellectual property of the CRC is commercialised.

Golden Casket Lottery Corporation Limited (and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bounty Limited)
Drafting and negotiating licence agreements in relation to applications in respect of the gaming industry; technology development agreements.

GWA International Limited Group
Preparation of agreements with intention for the roll-out and implementation throughout the Group of enterprise resource software.

Herron Pharmaceuticals
Drafting infrastructure agreements to facilitate the establishment of research laboratories and equipment sharing.

IMBCom Pty Ltd
Preparation of commercial research and royalty sharing agreements between university start-up companies and industry.

Joint Ventures
Preparation of all agreements necessary to establish joint ventures involving universities, industry and government (Centre for Lower Emissions Technology, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Legume Research, National ICT Australia Ltd).

Pfizer (Australia) Pty Ltd
Preparation and negotiation of clinical trial agreements between the University of Queensland and a Pfizer.

Research Project Agreements
Drafting and negotiating domestic and international research project agreements containing sophisticated IP commercialisation machinery (eg: options, rights of first refusal to exclusive licences etc) with:

  • industry (Caltex, Comalco);
  • the tertiary sector (University of Queensland);
  • government (Queensland Health, Department of Health and Ageing (C’lth)); and
  • R&D corporations (Grains R&D Corporation, Sugar R&D Corporation).

Pacific Environmin
Documentation of agreements to vend intellectual property into the TechStar Group, and licensing agreements for technology.

RP Data Limited
Trademark registrations in Australia and New Zealand.


Peter Karcher


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