Dr Qi Zhang - Principal, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney

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“Innovation is the fundamental force that drives the sustainable growth of an organisation as the consumers are always willing to try something different to meet their increasing demands and satisfy their curiosities. IP attorneys are in the perfect position to assist with organisational innovation activities by providing systematic advice on IP development and protection so as to generate the maximum return from organisational innovations.”

Dr Qi ZhangPrincipal, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney


Specialising in mobile communications, software, electrical and mechanical engineering, Qi works with ASX listed companies, SMEs, start-ups and private inventors to identify and protect their IP assets and provide comprehensive support from concept through to commercialisation. Qi provides clear, practical advice to clients on the patentability of their inventions and patenting strategies, tailored to their specific goals and business strategies. He also drafts patent specifications and prosecutes patent applications in major overseas jurisdictions including the USA, China, Europe, Japan, and Korea, as well as emerging economies. Qi’s clients appreciate his straightforward, jargon-free advice and strong focus in helping them to generate sustainable value from their ideas and hard work. Qi helps his clients explore different ideas and options and make informed decisions about a patent strategy and commercialisation pathway to suit their individual circumstances and goals. Prior to joining Baxter IP, Qi enjoyed a highly successful international career in IP protection and management. The foundations of his career were laid in China, where he worked with one a large patent attorney firm after completing his Ph.D in electrical engineering in 2005. His work there included providing legal and technical advice, and managing the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications for major international clients including Motorola, Samsung, 3M, GE and Yamaha. Before his move to Sydney, Qi’s career took him to the USA, where he furthered his education in the IP field by completing a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Management & Markets. As a patent researcher with a US patent consulting firm, he applied these learnings to help clients create tangible commercial value from their intangible IP assets; identifying valuable patents in hot consumer markets and advising clients on building their patent portfolios. His work also included identifying potential patent infringements and supporting clients through infringement litigation. In 2012, Qi moved to Sydney and was invited to join a leading patent attorney firm, where he qualified as an Australian patent attorney. Working with high-profile international clients and leading Australian research organisations, including NICTA, CSIRO and the University of Sydney, he provided expert advice on global patent strategies, drafted patent specifications, and provided legal and technical analyses of patentability in multiple technical areas including software, financial services, electronics, and mechatronics. In 2016, Qi joined Baxter IP and was promoted to Principal. Qi brings a wealth of expertise, gained over many years and in multiple jurisdictions to the benefit of Baxter IP’s clients, helping them to strategically protect and enforce their IP.

Attorney Snapshot

  • Registered Australian Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
  • Qualified Chinese Patent Attorney
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
  • Masters in Intellectual Property Management & Markets
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Engineering
  • ​Almost 20 years’​ experience in ​patent protection in Australia, the US and China
  • Member of The ​Australia ​China Business Council

Industry Experience

• Aero
• Agri Tech
• Construction
• Manufacturing
• Mechanical
• Mining
• Electrical
• Electronics
• Energy Tech
• Laser Tech
• Optical Tech
• Physics
• Robotics
• Security
• Telecommunications
• Biochemistry
• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Medical Devices
• Pharmaceuticals
• Vet Science
Other Industries
• Cosmetics
• Entertainment
• Food & Bev
• Hospitality
• Recruitment

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