Chris Baxter

-Managing Director, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney

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Electrical / Electronics
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Mining / Civil
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Patent Enforcement
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Chris Baxter
There is no surer way to create jobs and wealth than by the commercialisation of new ideas anchored on a strong intellectual property foundation.
–Chris Baxter - Managing Director, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney

Chris specialises in strategic, cross-jurisdictional intellectual property advice on complex patent portfolios and dispute matters. He acts for multinationals, ASX listed companies, university spin-outs and a wide variety of SMEs. Chris has broad technological experience spanning, in particular: medtech, defence, software and aerospace inventions.

Uniquely, alongside providing strategic IP advice, Chris has founded, accelerated, mentored and invested in dozens of tech startups. Chris draws on his experience working in-house as a patent attorney with one of Australia’s largest medical devices companies – ResMed, in delivering best-practice international IP strategy to SMEs and startups.

Awards & media

Chris has a Masters Degree in industrial property from the University of Technology, Sydney (for which he received the award for 1st place in Trade mark Law) and 1st Class Honours and the thesis prize in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney.

Chris is a Fellow of The Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, and a member of various International patent attorney organisations, conferences of which he attends annually.

In 2019, Acquisition International selected him as the “Leading Specialist Patent and Trademark Attorney of the Year, Australia&rduo; in the AI Leading Advisers Awards.

Chris has been interviewed in the Australian Financial Review, on CNBC, Bloomberg, Sky News, the ABC and 2UE.

For Chris’s full profile, please visit www.chrisbaxter.com.au.

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