Rob McInnes is a specialist in the structuring and negotiation of patent licences and contracts for the commercialisation of technologies. He also advises founders of, and investors in, technology ventures. He is one of only seven Australian lawyers to have met Certified Licensing Professional requirements. He is recognised as an ‘IP Star’ by Managing Intellectual Property, and since 2010 has been ranked as Australia’s highest recommended IP licensing lawyer. Having gained experience both as a lawyer in private practice and as an in-house manager of IP and technology transfer, his preferred role is as a close adviser to management in research organizations and technology-based ventures.