Understanding the differences in how registered designs are assessed in different jurisdictions is important when seeking design protection. None more apparent are the differences between Australian and New Zealand design law which is important to understand as it can have implications regarding your registered designs in these countries.
FastCircle® Innovation Group
Access to FastCircle®
No Australian team is able to offer you the complete picture of the opportunities and risks around your IP in the same way that Baxter IP can in conjunction with the FastCircle® Innovation Group.
The FastCircle® Innovation Group is a community of closely collaborating companies, which offer guidance throughout the entire commercialisation process, taking your idea all the way from concept, to patent protection, IP valuation, product or software development, capital raising, commercial execution then on to market or exit transaction. If matters become contentious, we have an experienced and pragmatic negotiation and legal enforcement team with a strong track record of successful outcomes in oppositions before IP Australia and litigation in the Federal Court. This means that we can approach your IP from every angle, bringing together our legal, technical, financial and commercial understanding of your intellectual property to the benefit of your business.
Benefits of FastCircle®
It’s easier with FastCircle® Australia because we communicate
- The FastCircle® Innovation team keep each other, and you, updated about what’s happening with your product and company.
- Design and development improvements are automatically communicated to your patent attorneys for consideration.
- You don’t need to locate a trustworthy and well-priced development company to work with.. we’re already here together ready to help you as a team.
FastCircle® is less expensive because we make better decisions
- We make cross-functional decisions. Cross-functional decisions require less rework and are less risky because we get the right information inputs for the decision from the outset from all relevant parties.
- The FastCircle® Australia team can discuss issues directly with each other in order to make decisions time-efficiently.
- We can develop integrated go-to-market strategies for your product gathering information from all members of our team.
- Patent drawings are prepared in-house by B Product.
FastCircle® is secure because Baxter IP is the cornerstone
- The cornerstone of FastCircle® is Baxter IP, an intellectual property attorney firm in the business of protecting clients’ intellectual property.
- We train our whole team on confidentiality and the importance of non-disclosure.
- There is no group of cross-disciplinary service providers in Australia that are as well versed in IP and confidentiality as the FastCircle® team.
FastCircle® Alliance Partners
Interface Legal Pty Ltd
- IP Agreements
- IP Litigation
- Dispute Resolution
- Consumer Law
- IP Licensing
For a complimentary consultation, contact Michael Smith
Michael has acted on behalf of clients in numerous IP actions, including IP litigation, before the Federal Court of Australia, in relation to patents, designs, copyright, trade marks and consumer law. In addition to working as a commercial lawyer since 2008, he is dually qualified as a patent and trade mark attorney. His experience in prosecuting IP rights for companies of all sizes means that he understands how IP is obtained and enforced all over the world.
Michael also has experience with a range of IP agreements, including licensing agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, IP clauses of employment agreements, joint development agreements and other commercial lawyer services. His practice includes conducting IP audits and IP watches for clients to help them capture and commercialise their IP and IP litigation, as well managing the risks of third-party IP rights.
Michael works diligently to ensure that his clients get the most out of their IP and that legal arrangements are carefully matched to suit commercial objectives.
Slipstream Commercialisation is a member of the FastCircle Innovation Community and is the only commercialisation consultancy in Australia that has a team of IP commercialisation advisers spanning all industries. With 25+ experienced, industry specialist and IP commercialisation advisers, Slipstream Commercialisation is well placed to assist you in taking your product to market, establishing joint ventures and patent licensing to maximise the value of your intellectual property. Their advisers have assisted in patent licensing negotiations and patent commercialisation in a broad range of technologies including:
- Medical devices
Once you have filed your Provisional Patent Application with a patent attorney at Baxter IP, one of Slipstream Commercialisation’s advisers specialising in your industry can meet with you to help you map out the path forward through patent commercialisation.
- 25+ Industry Specialist Advisers
- Joint Ventures
- Network of Licensees
- Network of Technology Transfer Partners
- Network of Capital Partners
For a complimentary consultation, contact Tristan Boyd
Tristan has 20+ years of acquired experience and expertise of building & scaling fast-growth companies. In addition, he developed expertise in strategy & execution, innovation and IP commercialisation, operational management, corporate development, investment planning, and advisory and consultancy roles that allowed him to assist leaders & companies who are committed to innovation and achieving sustainable fast growth.
His network has wider links with a variety of private equity, VC funds, institutions and industry experts across the globe that can form virtual teams as and when required to support business from early stage to mature corporate organisations, and with leading brands like Exxon Mobil, Diageo, Fonterra, Dell, HP implementing retail transformation programs and developing technology platforms through patent commercialisation across the globe.
“I have a real passion for what I do and love of business and studying the art of entrepreneurship. I encourage challenging the status quo. I have been privileged to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best minds and thought leaders in their respective fields of excellence, and I possess a real thirst to learn and innovate. I’m most energized when I’m able to work with smart people doing smart things that also have a passion & love for what they do. My satisfaction comes from achieving and succeeding through partnerships & collaboration with my fellow team members . I have the ability to inspire, persuade, empower and lead people across.” A fitting outlook from the head of Slipstream Commercialisation.
Leap Accounting Solutions
Led by founder Crystal Diaz, Leap Accounting Solutions is a group of on-call financial gurus. Leap exists to clear the pains and simplify accounting, providing business accounting solutions and making accounting real simple.
The Leap Accounting Solutions team is made up of professionals, with international experience, and we we have set up businesses in 5 different continents. The Leap team members are also CPA certified and passionate about supporting small to medium-sized businesses to achieve their goals.
For a complimentary consultation, contact Crystal Diaz
In her role, Crystal has helped businesses all over the world by providing business accounting solutions, such as managing cash flow, improving productivity, and optimising decision-making. She has also set up a number of businesses in the Philippines, USA, UK, and South America. This background—coupled with her accounting acumen—has led to client accolades for her “wealth of domestic and international experience.”
Although her skillset is well-rounded, Crystal enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs and small- to- medium-sized businesses to develop financial strategies that help them scale up. She’s had training in this area, making her a huge asset to companies with strong growth objectives.
Prior to founding her own company, Crystal was the Financial Controller of Collective Intelligence and had daily financial oversight of the company’s activities in Australia and its overseas subsidiaries. She reported directly to the Managing Director of various global business units while implementing ongoing financial development strategies.
With over 10 years of management accounting experience, Crystal has a keen eye for detail and creativity. She’s even developed a bit of a reputation; fortunately, it’s for good stuff like honesty, discipline, and resourcefulness. These traits—along with her CPA Certification—make her a vital resource to clients.
B.Product is a unique product development consultancy based in North Sydney and a member of the FastCircle® Australia Innovation Community.
Their team of industrial design experts work with businesses & entrepreneurs to envision and create industry leading products by:
- Industrial design and product development
- User interface and user experience design (UI & UE)
- In-house 3D printing
- Prototyping and manufacturing
- CAD engineering and simulation
- Photo-realistic visualisations and presentations
B.Product applies a unique, human-centred approach to our industrial design strategy. This means that they keep the needs and behaviour of your end users in mind at every step of the design process. The B.Product team conducts comprehensive research into the way consumers will use and relate to your new idea; moreover, they consider marketing, manufacturing and financial factors, as well as aesthetics and ergonomics to help you define, explore and refine your new product.
For a complimentary consultation, contact Marco Tallarida
Marco Tallarida is the Strategic Director at B.Product. For the last 8 years, Marco has been collaborating with commercialisation, IP and manufacturing firms through design thinking to develop and add value to new products and services through product design.
Marco has pulled together a talented, multi-disciplinary team who has seen B.Product work with Sphere Healthcare, Tapit Media, Virgin Mobile, Australian Museum, DPG Form Fitting’s, GE Capital, UNSW and Abberfield Industries. Specialising in product design, he applies human centred design processes to the team’s approach, creating smart solutions from ideas to development and manufacturing.
Marco’s specific experience is broad ranging and crosses over the product design and product development of bathroom amenities, electrical housing componentry, children toys, revenue systems, furniture, lighting, advertising displays for digital NFC marketing campaigns, exhibitions and more frequently medical and lifestyle products for Australian innovators and businesses.