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Elisabeth Opie
Founder, International Technology Lawyer at Office of Elisabeth Opie


Elisabeth Opie opened a law office in Munich, Germany, in 2014, and draws on 20 years’ international experience in the global innovation system and dealing with international technology from various sectors, such as IT, Automotive, Aerospace, Health and Energy. While holding senior positions with CSIRO, Elisabeth gained deep experience involving industry, spin-offs, research organisations and government.

Elisabeth has received a number of awards relating to international science and technology, including business and strategy Awards.

Elisabeth provides strategic and operational advice across a broad range of issues facing technology-centric companies. Examples include preparing and executing negotiation and licensing strategies for standardised technologies; advising a world leader in precision testing; and representing clients regarding IP policy in standardisation bodies such as ETSI, ITU, DVB and IEEE.

Ms Opie is a qualified practising solicitor in Australia, England and Wales, and Ireland, and is registered with the Munich Bar Association to practice German law.

Agenda Sessions

  • SEP Licensing: What recent legislation/case law tells us about SEP owners and “Willing Licensees”?