What is the cost of not engaging a patent attorney to protect your invention?

What is the cost of not engaging a patent attorney to protect your invention?

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This post is hopefully the first in a series looking at the lodgement statistics for patent applications filed with the Australian Patent Office, IP Australia. In this post, I look specifically at the success rate for patent applications that are filed and prosecuted with the assistance of a patent attorney, compared with applications where an …

Are Drinks and Liquids Patentable?

Are drinks and liquids patentable?

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In order to obtain a valid patent, the subject matter of a patent application must meet a minimum threshold requirement of being patentable subject matter in the first instance, and then must also be new (novel) and inventive compared with other public disclosures, whether written or in use, prior to the filing date of the …

Why do you need an intellectual property attorney?

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Proper preparation of a patent specification is probably the most important part of any patent application process. The patent specification must not only meet certain substantive requirements such as fully describing the invention but also certain formal requirements including those relating to the format of the specification, the required sections, number of claims and so …

Baxter IP’s unique approach to drafting provisional patent specifications

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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 application allows the applicant to file a subsequent complete patent application within 12 months of the filing date of the provisional application, with the complete …

New Zealand Patent Bill

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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 essentially a hybrid of the current Australian and United Kingdom legislation, and has been designed to being New Zealand patent law more into line with …

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

Baxter IP Patent Attorneys helps successfully protect railway sled invention

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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 or more patent applications prepared by Baxter IP Patent attorneys. As reported earlier this year the ABC’s 7.30 report, defects on nearly a third of …