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‘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 […]

The Baxter Legacy – Continuing Percy Baxter’s Philanthropic Giving


Baxter IP’s Commercial Counsel and current chair of the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, Dr John Baxter, was present last Saturday at the inauguration of the new Baxter Wing at 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 […]

Channel 10’s SharkTank Hunt for the Next Aussie Inventor


An unprecedented chance to score public interest, financial backing and exponential business growth: The first season of Australian TV reality series “Shark Tank” has piqued the interest of many during […]

HAVE WE HEARD THE DEATH KNELL FOR THE INNOVATION PATENT SYSTEM?


The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) undertook a lengthy review on the effectiveness of the Australian innovation patent system.  The review concluded in June 2014 with the publication of […]

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. […]

Trademarks in the U.S.A.


USA is one of the 2 top economic markets in the world.  Therefore it is important that your primary marketing tool of your trademark is protected in the short term […]


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