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 […]

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 […]

What to do after filing your patent application?


Baxter IP are patent attorneys (and good ones). What’s more, we can offer unique insights that you might not get from other patent attorneys, because we pride ourselves on being […]

Inventor Attempts to Raise $70,000, Raises $4,700,000


Father and son Cedar and Stuart Anderson, two new Australian inventors, have recently made the most significant innovation in beekeeping since 1852. “Flow”, their new automatic beehive device, allows the […]

Patentability & the patent process made easy


In this article, we explain the requirements for patentability, as well as the patent process in simple, easy to understand language. Patentability In order to understand the requirements for patentability, […]

A Brave New Trans-Tasman World? Not quite yet, but progress at least


Recent developments in Australian Patent Laws this week have moved out Patent System closer to a harmonisation (of sorts) with that of New Zealand with the passing in the Australian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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