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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 […]

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 […]

Treatment of Human Beings as patentable subject matter has a long and vexed history.


There are reconfirming decisions in the Australian Courts to show clear protection methods in this field.  To understand the position there are two distinct elements to this question – Patentable […]

FORMULA 1 Is Back To MELBOURNE – is its Intellectual Property protected?


Formula 1 is an intensive technology sport, and the latest engine and chassis rule changes have imposed a whole new set of challenges on the teams.  Surely these new ideas […]

What Are Patents? – BaxterIP Melbourne.


Patents are Agreements with the Public On one side of the agreement, you undertake the great idea of your invention that is not previously known by the public.  In return […]

Patent-Eligibility of “Business Methods” – No Longer Business as Usual


By Baxter IP, as presented at the Legal Wise Seminar on 31 May 2012. Recently is has become difficult if not impossible to patent “business methods” in Australia. Such is […]

Don’t be clotheslined by the “Raising the Bar” Bill when filing divisional applications


The “Raising the Bar Bill”, introduced on 22 June 2011, attempts to support innovation in Australia. One aspect, addressed by Schedule 3 of the Bill, seeks to reduce the abuse […]

Important Patent Legislation Changes in Australia Effective 15 April 2013


The Australian Parliament recently passed the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (“Raising the Bar”) Act 2012 (“the Act”), which received Royal Assent on 15 April 2012.  The Patent legislation changes will […]


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