Commercialisation covers the broad concept and process by taking research, using intellectual property tools, through to commercial markets for adoption.  Intellectual Property (IP) is a tool to enable adoption and commercialisation.

Commercialisation can be achieved through various pathways including licensing, assignment, start-up companies and joint ventures.  Each of these pathways  backdrop of commercial implications, legal rules and the contractual provisions with varying implications.  The contract under which the research occurs and the IP is develops effects the commercialisation pathways and can add obligations on commercialisation pathways.

This course covers:

  • Contracting as a management responsibility, and operational activity (not a legal technicality)
  • Use of MoUs and term sheets
  • A review of types of contracts that are important in research, Commercialisation and IP licensing and what obligations can effect outcomes;
  • Specific agricultural/food case studies.

CE Points: 7

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