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IP unlocks startup valuation – Part I

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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.

Innovators: what does the 2016 Budget mean for you?

Innovators: what does the 2016 Budget mean for you?

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Innovation is critical to Australia’s growth and standard of living. Supporting innovative firms to seize new opportunities will create competition, access to new markets and employment growth. 2016-2017 Australian Federal Budget The 2016 Budget is out, and it’s good news for innovators and small business. Strong support for innovation As promised in his leadership campaign, Turnbull’s …

Have we heard the death knell for the innovation patent system?

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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 a final report.  In the report, ACIP commented that it was not able to reach any clear conclusions on whether to recommend that the innovation …

Research Collaboration Is A Valuable Option In Accelerating Commercialisation Of Innovation

Research collaboration is a valuable option in accelerating commercialisation of innovation

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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 value in many different ways, including: Testing to validate manufacturing processes; Research on how to transfer small scale production to commercial scale exploitation; Research …

Getting your Patent Portfolio Ready for Early Stage Investment

Getting your patent portfolio ready for early stage investment

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During commercialisation, inventors, start-ups and the like often seek investment by leveraging off their intellectual property. However, whereas investment funding is often required during the early stage commercialisation, the granting of patent rights mainly happened a few years down the track, the conundrum being that investors often times don’t invest until they are satisfied as …

Patent attorneys’ new uses for innovation patents

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From 1994 to 2000, Dr John Baxter was a Member of the Advisory Council on Industrial Property (ACIP) for IP Australia. ACIP played a key role in the development of the Australian Innovation Patent system which was launched in 2001. Up to this stage there was no “second tier” patent system available to inventors, particularly …