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 […]

REVEALED: Samsung OZ Tab Stockpiles Ready To Go


Reidy, O. (01/12/2011). REVEALED: Samsung OZ Tab Stockpiles Ready To Go. SmartHouse.com.au. Retrieved from http://smarthouse.com.au/Home_Office/Notebooks_And_Tablets/K3E6H8V7?page=1 Samsung are loading artillery of the Android running Galaxy 10.1 to Australia, according to sources. […]

Chinese Patent Law and Practice


In November 2011, Chris visited patent attorney firms in Guangzhou Baxter IP works with and to learn more about Chinese patent law and practice. Here are his notes! Chinese Invention […]

Baxter IP’s Unique Approach to Drafting Provisional Patent Specifications


One of the key roles of a provisional patent application is the establishment of a priority date, which is the patentee’s earliest claimed filing date for his patent.  The provisional […]

New Zealand Patent Bill


The New Zealand Patent Bill, which is scheduled to replace the Patents Act 1953, is due to be brought into force by 31 December 2012. The new Patent Bill is […]

Case study: Baxter IP Patent Attorneys helps to successfully protect railway sled invention


The Australian Rail Track Corporation has fast tracked a major maintenance program to prevent one of Australia’s busiest railway tracks from subsuming into mud, using a technology subject to one […]

Streamlined Process for Trans-Tasman Patents


In a recent announcement1, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) have agreed on an implementation plan to introduce a streamlined patent process that will allow a […]

Case study: Baxter IP Patent Attorneys helps to successfully protect railway sled invention


The Australian Rail Track Corporation has fast tracked a major maintenance program to prevent one of Australia’s busiest railway tracks from subsuming into mud, using a technology subject to one […]

Streamlined Process for Trans-Tasman Patents


In a recent announcement1, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (“IPONZ”) have agreed on an implementation plan to introduce a streamlined patent process that will allow a […]


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