Baxter IP Provide Enforceable Patents

It is important that a patent is an effective tool that assists the commercial exploitation of a new invention.  Therefore patents need to be written well.  Further they need to […]

Combination Of Known Integers Can Be A Patentable Invention

An invention can comprise features or integers A + B +C.  The question is whether it is essential that at least one of those features is novel and inventive or […]

Who Owns Patent Rights When The Inventor Is A Director Of A Company?

This presents a fairly common and important question. The issue of ownership of or entitlement to a patent is a fundamental aspect of patent validity. A patent issued to a […]

Australian Orthopaedics Technology Company and Client of Baxter IP – Optimized Ortho, Acquired by UK-based Corin Group

Baxter IP client, Optimized Ortho, an Australian-owned orthopaedics technology company has recently been acquired by UK-based Corin Group PLC to launch its innovative software-based platform that provides kinematic optimisation of […]

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 […]

Combination of Prior Art In Chemical cases require proof that it is reasonable to combine the documents

Patent Law can be eaten away by intestinal fluke and worm treatments as in the case of Merial Ltd v Norbrook Laboratories Limited [2014] APO 60 (19 August 2014) Pharmaceutical […]

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

Cut-Price Patent Filings… Is There A Catch?

When devising a patenting strategy, one of the questions that arise is where?  Patent protection is territorial.  Consequently, if patent protection is required in an international sense, ultimately a patent […]

Software patents – Computer programs – Business methods – Are they patentable? – a new Australian Full Federal Court decision

In the first of a trio of long awaited decisions of the Federal Court of Australia on Patent Office rejections of patentable subject matter relating to software patents and business […]

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 […]

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