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 Recorded Webinar: Acquiring a Business with IP: Tricks and Traps When Acting for the Purchaser

 Recorded:  1.12.20

 Duration:  1 hour

When advising purchasers in a business sale, there are important IP issues that you should ignore at your peril. Source of rights is key, but there are a raft of other hot spots to consider during the due diligence process. This session explores the key IP issues to watch out for during a business sale, including:

  • Asset sale versus share sale – how does the due diligence process differ in the context of IP?
  • Identifying the relevant IP
  • How is the IP protected and is it adequate?
  • Confidential information and business knowhow – is the protection adequate?
  • Who owns the IP – identifying the creators and ensuring that contracts with them transfer the IP and have moral rights clauses
  • Spotting potential infringement issues
  • Big data held by the business – what is it, where is it, and how can you access it?
  • Examining licensing arrangements – what to look out for
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Dr Anton Hughes, Barrister, Maurice Byers Chambers, Sydney

After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems in 1996, Anton worked as a programmer at a publicly listed telecommunications company, and in the mobile communications division of NEC Australia, before setting up his own consulting firm, developing web-based remote access solutions for educational institutions.

Anton graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2004. Having developed an interest in intellectual property over the course of his studies, he enrolled in a PhD, researching the patentability of software. He was awarded his PhD in 2012.

Anton was admitted as a lawyer in 2009. Since then, he has taken every opportunity to follow his dream of being an intellectual property barrister. He worked as Associate to Justice Porter of the Supreme Court of Tasmania from 2009 to 2011. He then worked for Legal Aid in Hobart and Sydney, in order to work on his advocacy skills.

Anton was called to the bar in 2013. One of his earliest cases involved appearing for the Commissioner in Research Affiliates v Commissioner of Patents, which remains one of the leading cases on the patentability of alleged inventions in Australia.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in intellectual property – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD:  1 CPD unit/point - substantive law.

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 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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