Chris Baxter shares how to use IP to unlock startup valuation at the pre-traction stage in the first Part of the series Why Investors Always Ask About IP.
There is no surer way to create jobs and wealth than by the commercialisation of new ideas anchored on a strong intellectual property foundation.Chris Baxter - Managing Director, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
Chris specialises in strategic, cross-jurisdictional intellectual property advice on complex patent portfolios and dispute matters. He acts for multinationals, ASX listed companies, university spin-outs and a wide variety of SMEs. Chris has broad technological experience spanning, in particular: medtech, defence, software and aerospace inventions.
Uniquely, alongside providing strategic IP advice, Chris has founded, accelerated, mentored and invested in dozens of tech startups. Chris draws on his experience working in-house as a patent attorney with one of Australia’s largest medical devices companies – ResMed, in delivering best-practice international IP strategy to SMEs and startups.
Chris has a Masters Degree in industrial property from the University of Technology, Sydney (for which he received the award for 1st place in Trade mark Law) and 1st Class Honours and the thesis prize in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney.
Chris is a Fellow of The Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, and a member of various International patent attorney organisations, conferences of which he attends annually.
In 2019, Acquisition International selected him as the “Leading Specialist Patent and Trademark Attorney of the Year, Australia” in the AI Leading Advisers Awards.
Chris has been interviewed in the Australian Financial Review, on CNBC, Bloomberg, Sky News, the ABC and 2UE.
For Chris’s full profile, please visit www.chrisbaxter.com.au.
I am very grateful for all the work Naleesha has done on my provisional patent application and PCT draft. Chris has also provided valuable advice throughout this process. Thanks Baxter IP!
- — Sam van Bohemen
I did interact with a few patent attorneys and this one kept in contact while also made contact available through a mutual facebook startup group! As a designer, Chris (Baxter) also refereed me to some appropriate clients and I really value that sort of networking.
- — Vanessa Stefanova
Had a complicated name to trade mark, Chris and Barry were insane in terms of advice and paths to take. Have since used them for product patents and same experience, just awesome. Would definitely recommend.
- — Pedro Lara