As the internet revolution rolls on, it continues to facilitate new and more efficient methods of doing business.

Obtaining intellectual property protection online is now catching on, with Baxter IP soon to implement the facility to do business with you regarding obtaining your patent application, online. As a streamlined process, this will save you both trouble and time.

The patent application process

Lodging an Australian provisional patent application is usually the first step in obtaining one or more patents anywhere in the world and will protect your invention for 12 months. After filing a provisional patent application, a patent search is usually performed to attempt to identify relevant prior art. This will give you an indication of how likely it is that your patent application will succeed, and how to prosecute your patent application in later stages of the application process.

To pursue further patent protection, a complete application will then have to be filed within 12 months of filing a provisional application. This can take the form of a PCT application that will mature into national phase applications lodged in the countries in which you seek protection, or direct applications filed individually in the countries you elect.

Why do I need a patent attorney?

Whether a patent will be truly effective in keeping competitors away from your idea depends, amongst other things, on how well your patent application is written and to what extent it is drafted to anticipate how copiers might try to get around it.

It is critically important to spend the time identifying the angles that competitors may come from and covering the idea as thoroughly as possible from the outset. The risk of spending significant amounts of money on patenting your idea, only to be side-stepped by a clever copier at the last moment, needs to be mitigated as much as possible.

The long and technical process of prosecuting a patent application internationally and in each individual country is also lined with pitfalls for the inexperienced. Deadlines are strict and the application process can be a mass of confusion! It is thus vitally important to have your patent application professionally managed by a patent attorney.

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Baxter IP Patent Attorneys Sydney

Baxter IP is a leading Sydney patent & trade mark attorney firm specialising in obtaining international patent protection for its clients. Their clients include a number of well known multinational corporations, small businesses, venture capital firms, new business start-ups, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organisations across a broad range of technologies.

The team at Baxter IP pride themselves on observing the highest standard in quality of work and advice to give their clients an unrivelled edge in their attempt to secure patent rights internationally and then capitalise on their IP investment.

For a firm that specialises in protecting intellectual property in important markets such as the United States, Europe & China, contact Baxter IP Patent Attorneys Sydney.

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