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Last chance saloon countries for filing national phase patent applications


The patent system allows for the filing of a provisional patent application in your home country. During the 12 months following this provisional filing you also have the right to […]

‘Patent Box’ Initiatives around the World


What is a Patent Box initiative? To help a country advance technologically, it is important to incentivise and increase R&D efforts. It is then also vital to protect the newly […]

Strengthening intellectual property rights in China


Over the last couple of decades the Chinese government has pursued a policy of encouraging local businesses to partner up with high technology offshore firms, to enable the offshore companies to […]

Patent attorney tricks – Why you should keep your invention confidential


Don’t destroy the novelty of your invention As anyone who has been through the patenting process will tell you, it is really important to maintain the confidentiality of your invention, […]

What to do after filing your patent application?


Baxter IP are patent attorneys (and good ones). What’s more, we can offer unique insights that you might not get from other patent attorneys, because we pride ourselves on being […]

Patentability & the patent process made easy


In this article, we explain the requirements for patentability, as well as the patent process in simple, easy to understand language. Patentability In order to understand the requirements for patentability, […]

Streamlining patent prosecution with the Global Patent Prosecution Highway


The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) has been introduced in 19 participating patent offices with a view to streamlining grant of patents in these offices by sharing work that has […]

It’s patented now, but can you commercialise it? – Baxter IP


It can be difficult to get your head around the concepts of “patentability” (the ability to patent your invention) and “freedom to operate” (the ability to commercialise your invention).  In […]

Using IP valuation to align your marketing strategy and intellectual assets


Identifying brand support intangibles through IP valuation Brands don’t exist in a vacuum. It is not purely the look or text of the word or logo that appeals to consumers […]