End Point Royalties: Past, Present and Future for Plant Breeders

29 May 2014, ACIPA Symposium, Canberra
Convened by Charles Lawson

The Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) held a free symposium to explore the scope and operation of end point royalties in Australian agriculture.

The purpose of the symposium was to bring together experts and practitioners to share their experiences of end point royalties with the prospect of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their adoption and use. A number of sectors within Australian agriculture have taken up end point royalties and this will be an opportunity to compare and contrast approaches.

The audience was composed of plant breeders, industry associations, research and development corporations, government departments, seed distributors and their representatives, agricultural sector advisers/consultants, intellectual property lawyers, and academics.


Denis McGrath, Seedvise Pty Ltd
The Australian grain industry end point royalty (EPR) collection system – a collective industry approach

Kerrie Gleeson, NSW/QLD Territory Manager, Australian Grain Technologies
Wheat breeder’s prospective – How EPR has changed the funding of breeding (and influenced the way breeding is conducted in 2014)

Chris Prescott, Managing Director, Prescott Roses
End Point Royalties in ornamental horticulture

Mark Dawson, Row Crop Sales Lead, Monsanto
End point royalties for biotechnology in cotton and canola


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