|Presented by John Baxter, Senior Adviser, Baxter IP Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys|
|Venue||Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium 8 Thomas St, Chatswood,|
|Date||Thursday 17 May 2012, 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start|
|Non Members Cost||Free|
|Event Contact||Andrew Lowe|
|Hosted By||Sydney Mechanical Chapter - Engineers Australia – ASME – IMechE|
Licensing your intellectual property (IP) to another party can be an effective way to exploit the IP, particularly if you don’t have the resources, experience or initial capital to develop and market your product or service. The rights granted by a licence may extend to all aspects of commercialisation from using the product, process or service, through to developing it further, manufacturing products, and then marketing, promoting and selling those products.
John Baxter will explain how to structure an international licence agreement, including deciding on what basic rights are granted and in what territories, the remuneration terms, the performance clauses, and the management of joint developments and the potential creation of new IP under the licence agreement.
John Baxter BE (Hons), PhD, FTSE, FIEAust, FSAEA
John Baxter commenced working for the inventor Arthur Bishop in 1977 as a mechanical engineer in the field of vehicle dynamics. In his 33 year career with Bishop, John was involved all aspects of product and process R&D, IP management, marketing of automotive steering technology and international IP licensing. As part of his responsibilities at Bishop, John managed various product R&D teams working in hydraulic power steering design, engine development, advanced sensors, advanced electric power steering design, vehicle dynamics, motorsport steering.
In parallel with this R&D role, John also had responsibility for Bishop’s international patent portfolio of over 350 patents and patent applications, including the writing, filing, prosecution, maintenance and IP litigation. John was the inventor or co-inventor for many of Bishop’s patents internationally, and has authored and co-authored numerous published technical papers in the field of automotive steering and the related field of vehicle dynamics.
Amongst his work outside Bishop, John was a member of the Advisory Council on Industrial Property (ACIP) for IP Australia for the period 1994 – 2000.
John left Bishop at the end of 2009 and is now a Senior Adviser at Baxter IP, specialising in IP commercialisation and, in particular, the structuring of patents and licence agreements to maximise the commercial value of the IP.
John is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A), and Engineers Australia.