PATENT LICENSING: 
the ins & outs 

  • 30 minutes  (0.5 CPD)
  • for all lawyers & commercial teams  
Category: Substantive Law I Topic: Intellectual Property
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Session overview
Join Sylvie for a talk on the ins and outs of patent licensing. Sylvie draws on her expertise and experience from recent negotiations to highlight the key considerations when it comes to patent licensing from both sides of the negotiation. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Sylvie's talk on Patent Licensing 
  • session materials 
  • record of completion 

  I WILL LEARN:

  • royalty calculation methods and the key variable in common royalty formulas
  • the limitations around term of royalty clauses 
  • what to watch out for when royalty stacking 
  • the importance of minimum royalties and performance obligations
  • how to deal with improvements

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

SYLVIE TSO

PRINCIPAL - COMMERCIALISATION
SPRUSON & FERGUSON LAWYERS 

e: sylvie.tso@spruson.com
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www.spruson.com
ABOUT SYLVIE
Sylvie is a lawyer and a registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney. She has over 15 years of experience in the IP field, including IP ownership, licensing, protection of IP, non-disclosure, material transfer and collaborative R&D. 

Sylvie is experienced in delivering IP services to many sectors of the technology based community, including inventors, start-up and established companies, universities, CRCs and research institutions.

She also provides general commercial advice to businesses on a range of matters including the Australian Consumer Law, trade practices, e-commerce, privacy, the Personal Property Securities Act (IP only) and establishment of business presence in Australia.

Sylvie was a principal author of the IP Manual for Australian Government Agencies and has assisted major Government departments with their IP audits and advised on the establishment of appropriate IP management frameworks suited to their needs.

Sylvie has also authored three other IP Management Manuals tailored to the biotech, electronics and engineering industries, published in conjunction with the relevant industry bodies.

Sylvie’s expertise extends to US patent law. Sylvie worked for several US biotechnology companies, overseeing their IP portfolio. Sylvie was also a consultant for the technology transfer office of Massachusetts General Hospital, US.