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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 […]

HAVE WE HEARD THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE INNOVATION PATENT SYSTEM?


The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) undertook a lengthy review on the effectiveness of the Australian innovation patent system.  The review concluded in June 2014 with the publication of […]

Australians are great inventors – and great admirers and users of inventions from overseas. Believe it.


There have been numerous reports that the new Raising the Bar provisions of the Patent Law actually ‘raises the bar’ on what is patentable. This is an overstatement, but there are […]

Inventorship – Don’t get it Wrong!


Any person may apply for a patent. However, a patent can only be granted to the inventor or a person or company deriving title from the inventor - but just who is an inventor? Or, perhaps more importantly, who is NOT an inventor?

Innovation Patents – A Second Tier Product with Top Tier Benefits


Innovation patents are an effective strategy for forming a strong patent portfolio for intellectual property rights for their lower level inventions, with a lower compliance burden on patent Applicants by providing easier, cheaper and quicker rights for inventions

Understanding the Implications of Jointly Owned Patents


Generally speaking, “jointly owned patents” are to be avoided. The rights afforded to a joint owner of a patent vary significantly from country to country and in this blog we […]

Never disclose without protection


The golden rule is never disclose without protection. Many inventors are often surprised that any disclosure of an invention, even by themselves, can invalidate a subsequently filed patent application. However, […]

Patent Attorneys’ New Uses For Innovation Patents


From 1994 to 2000, Dr John Baxter was a Member of the Advisory Council on Industrial Property (ACIP) for IP Australia. ACIP played a key role in the development of […]

Having a patent attorney draft the specification for your patent application is more important that you might think.


After having started as a student intern at Baxter IP in 2007, I quickly realised that drafting a patent specification is more technical and nuanced than I had initially imagined. […]