Patent basics – Top 5 things to remember when starting a business


1. Create a corporate structure (i.e. a company) If two people own the intellectual property (IP), instead of a company, the IP can be licensed by each person individually without […]

What is the cost of not engaging a patent attorney to protect your invention?


This post is hopefully the first in a series looking at the lodgement statistics for patent applications filed with the Australian Patent Office, IP Australia. In this post, I look […]

From the office writing pad to Wi-Fi technology – 10 Aussie inventions that changed the world


Since the first patent application filed within the Australian Colonies in 1848, the whole nation has embraced all kinds of innovative ideas ranging across a multitude of areas. In this post, […]

Trademarks vs. Copyright


Trademarks versus Copyright Trademarks are signs or symbols, usually in the form of words, logos, or combinations of words and logos. Trademarks are used in the course of trade or […]

‘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 […]

The Productivity Commission to investigate Australia’s Intellectual Property arrangements


Chris Baxter, Managing Director at Baxter IP, comments on the Productivity Commission Enquiry, which will be the first economic evaluation of Australia’s IP arrangements in decades. Chris Baxter maintains the […]

The Baxter Legacy – Continuing Percy Baxter’s Philanthropic Giving


Baxter IP’s Commercial Counsel and current chair of the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, Dr John Baxter, was present last Saturday at the inauguration of the new Baxter Wing at the […]

Channel 10’s SharkTank Hunt for the Next Aussie Inventor


An unprecedented chance to score public interest, financial backing and exponential business growth: The first season of Australian TV reality series “Shark Tank” has piqued the interest of many during […]

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 […]

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 […]


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