WSLHD Intellectual Property Committee
The committee facilitates the achievement of WSLHD strategic priorities for research by evaluating opportunities, mitigation of risks relating to the ownership, protection and commercialisation of Intellectual Property in accordance with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2005_370.
Notifications and questions should be directed to the IP & Commercialisation Manager, Michael Powell.
IP Management, Commercialisation and Business Support
All IP advice and management (patents, copyright, trademarks etc.), researcher liaison, invention disclosures, IP education, commercialisation/business strategy/development, Westmead Research Hub (WRH) contact, contract/agreement review.
Contacts and Links
Chair: Professor Mark McLean
Ph: 8890 9797
IP&C Manager: Michael Powell
Research Functions: IP and Business
- Lead commercialisation of IP for WSLHD in collaboration with its affiliates, across the Westmead precinct
Develop relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders to facilitate commercialisation opportunities
Identify and prosecute intellectual property pathway for qualified projects from the WSLHD
Manage the packaging, marketing, negotiating and closing of commercialisation deals.
Manage commercial, post-deal assets (e.g. licences or start-ups)
Raise research and education staff awareness of commercialisation
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