Some of our other work Includes:
We have worked with AUT Enterprises, the commercialisation arm of AUT University, to prepare IP assignments and licence and development agreements in relation to a number of ICT projects.
New Zealand Fruit Tree Company
We work on an ongoing basis with New Zealand Fruit Tree Company, a business that commercialises plant varieties. We continue to provide assistance with the drafting of various plant variety agreements, including licences, collaboration agreements, and grower agreements.
We have assisted an Auckland-based software company that provides software and services to customers in relation to proprietary third party software platforms. Our work has included:
- preparing a template software development agreement
- assisting on an ongoing basis with the negotiation of customer contracts.
We continue to work closely with one of New Zealand’s leading and most innovative suppliers of disability products. Our work has involved assisting in a major IP asset restructure, preparing and reviewing distribution and licence agreements for markets around the world, and providing advice on consumer and competition law issues in New Zealand and Australia.
We have worked closely with the publicly-listed honey company Comvita Limited for a number of years. Our work has included assisting in the negotiation of a multi-million dollar deal with Derma Sciences, a US company, in relation to Comvita’s Medihoney woundcare and skincare technologies.
FISHER & PAYKEL
We have provided assistance for some years to Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited on a range of IP commercialisation matters, including development agreements, collaboration agreements, licences and supply terms.
We have worked with the well-known retailer The Warehouse for several years. Our work has included drafting and reviewing a number of contracts relating to The Warehouse’s IT systems, including software licences, development agreements, support and maintenance agreements, and services agreements.
GETTING FIghting fit
We assisted the developer of a new fitness equipment technology with a number of matters relating to its technology. Our services included:
- providing trade mark filing and branding advice
- helping to implement an asset protection strategy for the core IP assets, including by preparing internal licence and sale and purchase documentation, and IP assignments
- preparing equipment supply and software licence terms
We have assisted TE Connectivity (a division of Tyco) and its related companies for a number of years. This has included negotiating deal documentation relating to a $5 million Series C funding round for PowerbyProxi Limited, a world-leading developer of wireless power solutions, where TE Connectivity was the lead investor.