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Event: In-House Patent Engineer Training Workshop


Are you an in-house patent engineer or IP liaison officer – or are you looking to become one? Build on your corporate IP strategy and patent skills during this short […]

How to patent a seemingly unpatentable software invention

How to patent a seemingly unpatentable software invention

Three takeaways Creativity and diligence are key in writing patent applications to overcome the subject matter eligibility hurdle in software inventions. First determine if the invention could be characterised as […]

Dr John Baxter receives an Honorary Fellowship Award


On 20 November 2017 our Dr John Baxter (Commercial Counsel, Baxter IP) was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in Engineers Australia, Australia’s peak engineering body, for his service to the automotive […]

Trade Mark FAQs

Trade Marks FAQs

What is a Trade mark? A trade mark is used to distinguish goods or services from those provided by any other person and allows customers to easily identify your goods […]

Filing Trade Marks in Australia – Clarifications from Recent Cases

Filing Trade Marks in Australia – Clarifications from Recent Cases

It can be relatively easy to file in Australia but there have been some recent changes that limit how we can correct errors if incorrect information has been provided. Background […]

Power Innovation, Defend Success ~ Baxter IP is now Australia’s 5th largest private IP attorney practice


Innovation keeps our world moving forward. For our clients at Baxter IP, it means developing ideas that make a difference in their industries and that also make sense from a […]

Introducing Michael Smith and Paula Chavez


In the ten years since launching, we have worked tirelessly to build a team of industry specialist patent attorneys, each offering a unique skillset and breadth of experience. As we […]

Innovation Patent: Limited Time to Access this Valuable form of IP Protection


The innovation patent was a result of patent reform in 2001 to the Patents Act 1990 (Cth), whereby the old ‘petty patent’ was replaced with the new ‘innovation patent’. The […]

Patent Intelligence – Legal, Commercial ‘Espionage’


Innovating is performed with a purpose of advancing the state of the art. So then, how does a business know in which direction to innovate to advance the state of […]

Prior Art Searches, Freedom-to-Operate Searches – what’s the difference?


There are two common document searches in relation to patents: prior art searches and freedom-to-operate (FTO) searches. A prior art search is used to identify prior art documents in the […]


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