Terminating Patent Licences In Australia— Traps And Opportunities For Licensees And Licensors

By Peter Hallett

By Peter Hallett

Watermark IP Lawyers

One of the challenges for practitioners involved in multi-jurisdiction licensing arrangements is ascertaining when a licence agreement might require modification in light of local laws.

An example of such a law is section 145 of Australia’s Patents Act 1990, which confers on both the licensee and licensor a right to terminate a patent licence after expiry of the licensed patent.

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