Noric Dilanchian


Noric excels in helping clients integrate legal, business and innovation strategy to protect, document, manage and commercialise intellectual property, technology and knowledge assets.

Noric DilanchianSince 1983 he has continuously worked as a business lawyer. Prior to establishing the firm of Dilanchian in 2000 he worked as a lawyer in national and medium-sized law firms and before that as in-house counsel with Angus & Robertson Publishers.

He has over 30 years of experience as a specialist in all fields of intellectual property law with expertise in deal making and contracting, and international experience in the product export/import and distribution, entertainment, IT, publishing and technology industries. This is complemented by his substantial experience in business structuring, business sale and purchase transactions, human resources contracting and management, trade practices, general commercial law and dispute resolution.

Contract Drafting and Review Expertise

Noric has had extensive experience in drafting contracts, forms and clause libraries.

In this career Noric has learned the value of code standardisation and re-use and multidisciplinary know-how regarding business functions, processes and workflows. He applies this to analyse traditional and emerging value chains to create new business models, ventures and collaborations to leverage knowledge assets, people and growth capital.

Noric has reviewed, prepared or advised on over 5,000 contracts. As a legal-tech innovator he has developed and maintains a documents database of contracts and related templates. This substantial resource facilitates cost-effective and highly commercial advice, especially for the integration of legal and business strategy to protect, document, manage, raise capital and commercialise the intellectual assets of clients. Those assets include patents, copyrights, trademarks, brands, confidential information, information and entertainment content, computer programs, courseware and business systems.

Clients and Industries

Noric acts for entrepreneurs, start-ups and established clients in numerous industries with specialist contract drafting and review services; advice for technology licensing and commercialisation; and advice for intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, capital raising and revenue generation.

Clients he regularly advises are active in various industries, types of business, technology and professional services. Noric has regular client work for:

  • technology and product development and commercialisation;
  • website, software and mobile app development;
  • start-up advisory, business structuring and capital raising;
  • training and education institutions and elearning ventures;
  • mortgage broking and fintech ventures;
  • industry associations and not-for-profit organisations;
  • marketing; retailing, wholesaling and distribution; and
  • traditional and digital publishing, entertainment and media.


A major ongoing investment in research and publishing keeps Noric’s work useful, up-to-date and affordable. Aside from the firm’s web presence, he publishes on Twitter and YouTube.

Noric has published over 75 major conference presentations, peer reviewed articles, reports and industry submissions. He is the principal author of Lightbulb, the Dilanchian IP and commercialisation blog which since its launch in 2006 has over 500 growing into a body of know-how referenced by people in business worldwide. His very active involvement as a speaker and chair of seminars, workshops, webinars, legal hypotheticals and conferences is another way in which Noric keeps up-to-date with developments internationally.

The 2009 edition of the book, Licensing Update, includes a substantive chapter by Noric titled Current Approaches for Drafting IP Licenses.


Noric’s perspective and practical focus has been shaped by serving on boards and in industry associations. He is a former president of AIMIA, a national industry association (operating from 1992 to 2016) for e-commerce, internet, and interactive media developers. For most years since 2000 he has served as a member of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales, chairing its Intellectual Property Sub-committee.

Noric Dilanchian graduated from the University of New South Wales with a BA and an LLB in 1982.

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