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 […]

Patent Searching: Boon or Bane?


Patent searches are an important commercial tool for reasons depending on the type of search being conducted.  However, the mere act of conducting patent searches to obtain relevant information about […]

Are Drinks and Liquids Patentable?


In order to obtain a valid patent, the subject matter of a patent application must meet a minimum threshold requirement of being patentable subject matter in the first instance, and […]

What do I need to disclose about “prior art”?


a patent obtained through concealment of relevant prior art is not a reliable commercial asset You know that it is important to advise your patent attorney of everything about your invention – […]

3 Ways to Push Back Patent Costs


As a fundamental value driver in early stage technology businesses, entrepreneur are sensibly reluctant to reduce the scope of their IP coverage due to financial constraints. With the cost of […]

How to Patent a Smartphone App


The smartphone app market is quickly becoming one of the most fast-moving, competitive, and indeed, for those who get it right, lucrative, market sectors of the modern digital revolution.  Many […]

Inventors’ Association of Victoria


Not only does BaxterIP meet inventors every day but Warren Chandler of BaxterIP also provides discussion of patent, design and trade mark matters to the Inventors Association of Australia (Victoria […]

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 […]

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 […]


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