Building FENCES = Defining PATENTS


In obtaining strong enforceable patents – it is important to define your invention well.  The requirements to fulfil this ground for patentability has substantially increased in Australia following the “Raising […]

Simple yet unique: Baxter IP client Hegs Pegs wins Design Award with hooked pegs


While hanging out clothes to dry in his backyard, dad of two and devoted husband Scott Boocock faced a dilemma encountered by many husbands across the world: the missus’ silky […]

Australian Intellectual Property Report 2014


The Australian Patent Office, IP Australia has recently released a report on the state of IP Rights in Australia in the year 2013. The annual report, in it’s second year, compares Australia […]

Meeting with UK IP Attorney Associates


One of our UK IP Attorney Associates ventured out to warmer weather recently and paid us a visit today to discuss recent EPO (European Patent Office) Law Updates. Filing of […]

New use of an old product


A patentable invention is defined as ‘a manner of manufacture within the meaning of section 6 of the Statute of Monopolies’ [1], while an invention according to Schedule 1 is […]

Gadens Sydney link with Baxter IP


Specialist patent attorneys Baxter IP and full service law firm Gadens Sydney have joined forces to offer clients that which is seldom achieved in practice: valuable and strategic intellectual property assets. […]

New Zealand patent system gets a shakeup


New Zealand patent system gets a shakeup New provisions according to the New Zealand patent statue it take effect for new New Zealand cases filed after 14 September 2014. Changes […]

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, […]

Intellectual Property – In a Nutshell


Recently, I have been approached with various enquiries from clients as to what can indeed be patented? Without delving into the nuts and bolts of patentability requirements set forth in […]

Dividing up the cake – thoughts for the inventor


When kicking off a new business to commercialise a new and innovative product or technology, inventors often recognise the value in bringing experienced business partners alongside them. Business partners might […]


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