Strategy Presentation at the November meeting of the Inventors Association of Australia.


The Victorian branch of the Inventors Association of Australia (IAA) has been in action for many years to assist new inventors by providing practical, legal and engineering advice in a […]

Expediting your International Patent Applications via the GPPH


Many patent applicants seek international patent protection for their inventions, so they can acquire monopoly rights in the foreign jurisdictions where they are hope to obtain a meaningful market share […]

European Community Designs extend beyond Paris Convention period


We have recently been asked a very interesting and commercially important question, which we thought we would share. Background: We have filed design applications in Australia, and corresponding applications in […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Micreo Limited – Strength to Strength


As we reported earlier here, Micreo Limited, an Australian designer and manufacturer of radio frequency subsystems for global defence and aerospace industry – and a client of Baxter IP – announced in […]

Australians are great inventors – and great admirers and users of inventions from overseas. Believe it.


There have been numerous reports that the new Raising the Bar provisions of the Patent Law actually ‘raises the bar’ on what is patentable. This is an overstatement, but there are […]

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 […]

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. […]


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