IP Contracts

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Our expertise in IP contracts includes:

  • Advising on commercial transactions where the major assets are intellectual property
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of agreements including:
    • licence agreements/EULA's
    • reseller and distribution agreements
    • maintenance, support and service level agreements
    • subscription and SaaS agreements
    • hosting agreements
    • cloud agreements
    • website and app T&C's
    • confidentiality agreements
    • consulting agreements
    • cloud agreements
    • research and development agreements
    • commercialisation agreements
    • plant breeder’s rights agreements
    • assignment agreements
  • Advising on IP ownership structures and assignments of IP
  • Advising on buy-sell agreements and M&A transactions
  • Advising on termination of licence provisions
  • Advising in relation licence compliance and software licence audits
  • Advising on warranties (including exclusions and liability limitations)
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Our notable experience includes:

  • Advising on the intellectual property aspects of licensing arrangements of a major Australian wine producer
  • Acting in a wide range of matters for clients involved in consumer products, agribusiness, wine and  processing relating to the commercialisation of intellectual property
  • Prepared suite of software licencing, maintenance and support agreements for spatial software developer (Australia and USA)
  • Prepared suite of software licencing, maintenance and support (including service level) contracts for Tier 1 mining and energy software vendor
  • Reviewing standard form procurement contracts offered by BHP, Rio Tinto and FMG
  • Advised large private industrial company in relation to Oracle software licence audit, including compliance with licensing terms and challenging licence fees demanded for virtual machines and multiple software instances
  • Advising ASX listed property company in relation to terms of Microsoft Dynamics enterprise software licence
  • Advising large agribusiness in relation to Telstra cloud contracts and licence terms
  • Acting for numerous software and IT related start-ups, advising on all legal aspects of their businesses
  • Prepared and reviewed software maintenance and support agreements and SaaS agreement for many clients
  • Prepared numerous website and app T&C's

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