So, what ‘is’ the current status of patents for Software inventions in Australia?


An ongoing debate has been played out in the media and court systems worldwide over the past 10 years or more, regarding the issue of patent protection for software applications. […]

Intellectual Property and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement


After years of negotiation, the China-Australia Free trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed on 17 June 2015 by the governments of both countries.  Chapter 11 of the agreement relates specifically to […]

Baxter IP founds FastCircle to complete your A-Team


Do you need your electronic device developed? Software programmed? Or just a simple website? What about a 3D prototype or photo-realistic drawings of what your product might look like? How […]

Patents – Is this the way to go? There has to be a balance, but what is it?


The High Court of Australia is to hear whether Myriad Genetics’ gene patent stands in an appeal by Queensland cancer survivor Yvonne DÁrcy In September 2014, breast cancer sufferers were […]

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, […]

ATSE NSW Symposium 2015 Intelligent Grids – Technology Pathway to our Energy Future


Presently, the growing global population is driving an even greater increase in the demand for electricity and traditional energy companies are under pressure to cater for the demands of the […]

8 Ways to Help out your Patent Attorney


Navigating through the patent process can, at times, seem to be an arduous task. Your patent attorney, as your trusted adviser, is often crucial to understanding the varied aspects that […]

Are Design Registrations becoming a more useful IP protection?


Earlier this week the Australian Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property published its final report that was completed in March 2015.  The report of the Design registration system follows a […]

Intellectual Property Issues Raised in Competition Policy Review


In 2013, the Australian Government commissioned an expert panel review of competition policy in Australia. The final report of the panel (known as the Harper Review) was issued in March […]

Defence Supplier Micreo Limited Supplying to US Production Contract


Micreo Limited, an Australian designer and manufacturer of radio frequency subsystems for global defence and aerospace, and a client of Baxter IP, announced this month that it is shipping production […]


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