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Website Disputes – the importance of Trade Marks to protect your website


Having a registered Trade Mark is an advantage in a dispute resolution procedure to maintain or to retrieve a similar domain name from another website registrant. Consider the situation where […]

How exclusive does a patent licence need to be in order to qualify as an ‘exclusive licence’ under the Patents Act?


In the enforcement of patent rights, disputes over whether a patent is infringed may lead to the institution of infringement proceedings before the court.  The Patents Act 1990 provides that […]

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 […]

Research Collaboration Is A Valuable Option In Accelerating Commercialisation Of Innovation


Collaboration with universities, researchers and industry can be used to shortcut development processes and to effect a synergistic and increased value on the innovation that you create. These collaborations can provide […]

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 […]

Baxter IP Provide Enforceable Patents


It is important that a patent is an effective tool that assists the commercial exploitation of a new invention.  Therefore patents need to be written well.  Further they need to […]

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 […]

Australian Orthopaedics Technology Company and Client of Baxter IP – Optimized Ortho, Acquired by UK-based Corin Group


Baxter IP client, Optimized Ortho, an Australian-owned orthopaedics technology company has recently been acquired by UK-based Corin Group PLC to launch its innovative software-based platform that provides kinematic optimisation of […]


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