MinterEllison’s clients enter into commercialisation transactions for many reasons – to expand their technology pipelines, for defensive strategies, to maximise value in the technology or to facilitate the public interest. Our commercialisation team collaborates with our clients to deliver on these strategies by bringing together experts in IP, cross border regulation, corporate dealings, new entity structuring and taxation. Our team advises on licensing of patents, copyright, trade marks, trade secrets, designs and plant breeders’ rights and spin off arrangements.

Our clients include some of Australia's leading IP public sector houses such as CSIRO, universities and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. We have acted in establishing innovative commercialisation vehicles involving the Australian superannuation fund industry.

Our team is lead by Paul McGinness, author of Australia's leading publication concerning IP commercialisation – Intellectual Property Commercialisation: A Business Manager's Companion (LexisNexis).