Adrian Huber
Commercial & Technology, IP Management, IP Strategy, Trade Marks
Agribusiness, Branding, Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Information Technology, Medical Technology, Universities and Research Organisations
Special Counsel
Perth
 

I help businesses solve problems, mitigate risk and achieve commercial success. This is realised through a collaborative approach to working with clients, in which together we explore options and find a solution that balances risk with return.

With over 15 years operating in the IP and legal spheres, I bring to my role experience as a commercial litigator, in-house IP counsel and an innovation manager, including a 6-year stint working in Switzerland with an IP management company.

Understanding my client’s commercial and strategic drivers, as well as their risk profile before entering into a deal is core to my practice. I also seek to ensure that any IP brought into a deal, and any new IP that will be generated as a result, is appropriately protected and leveraged.

Routinely I draft and advise on technology licences, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, services agreements, research and development agreements, and IP assignments. I also help companies seeking investment of any kind prepare for due diligence by identifying risk in their IP portfolio with a specific focus on chain-of-title issues.

My clients come in all shapes and sizes – from sole traders to ASX listed entities, and they span industries including information technology, mining and resources, automotive and agriculture.

With the benefit of my unique professional experience, I understand how an organisation can successfully innovate and leverage their IP in an international context through commercialisation and how to proactively de-risk those efforts in an effort to avoid disputes.

Qualifications

  • Barrister & Solicitor

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Federal Courts and High Court of Australia

Industry Areas

  • Commercial Agreements
  • IP licences and agreements
  • Information Technology
  • Mining & Resources
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science (Information Systems)

Educational Background

  • IP Society of Australia & New Zealand
  • Copyright Society of Australia