From his first part-time business partnership at the age of 22, Chris’ driving passion has been and remains helping technology companies establish a firm intellectual property foundation and backing entrepreneurs with the connections they need to take innovative products to market.In 2007, after working for two large patent attorney firms and in-house, within the legal team at ResMed Inc., Chris founded Baxter IP.Chris is a Fellow of The Institute of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) and a registered Trans-Tasman patent attorney. Chris has a Masters Degree in Industrial Property from the University of Technology, Sydney during which he received the award for 1st place in Trade Mark Law and received 1st Class Honours and the Thesis Prize in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Sydney.Chris and Baxter IP enjoy a close working relationship with the UNSW Division of Enterprise. In 2019, Chris became a benefactor of the UNSW Founder’s Program making a significant donation to the Founder’s Fund to support the new Entrepreneur’s PhD Pathway Program. Baxter IP has been providing in-depth, pro-bono IP advice to their 10X accelerator cohorts since 2018.Chris enjoys getting out of Sydney to explore the outdoors with his wife Qiqi and their children, and being involved in their local church.64 years ago, John Percy Hamilton Baxter, Chris’ great-grandfather showed how business enterprise can be used to help people in need. After a highly successful business career, Percy, and his wife Hilda, founded two of Australia’s larger family charitable trusts to help the poor and disadvantaged (The Percy Baxter and Baxter Charitable Trusts). Chris is an advisor to these trusts on a voluntary basis.