The History of Patent Law
9th April 2021
There will come a point in the process of inventing a new product where you feel it is important to protect the intellectual property. The normal way to do this is by applying for a patent. But where did it all start?
R & D Tax Relief
18th March 2021
What is R & D tax relief? Could you be claiming back tax for your research and development?
Is 3D printing with PLA environmentally friendly?
10th October 2019
It is not derived from petrochemicals, rather it is a bioplastic made from renewable resources such as corn, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp.
Design for proof-of-concept, prototype, intellectual property & certification
27th September 2019
Most people understand that a prototype will be different to a fully manufactured product. This is perhaps normally assumed to be in terms of quality of finish and other 'cosmetic' details. However in reality it goes deeper than this.
Using ‘CAD’ …and the confusion between 2D & 3D modelling
6th July 2017
It can be quite intimidating to communicate with engineering professionals if you are an innovator but without any hands-on engineering experience. One difficult area is a computer-aided design (CAD).
Common myths and errors with first time inventors
15th June 2017
1. Patenting shouldn’t be the first step, as explained below 2. When I say that you should do the proof-of-concept I mean that this should be done prior to approaching investors or manufacturers. We are very happy to do this on your behalf of course.
Got an invention? -find out now how to lose LOADs of money!
1st May 2015
Reading this could save you thousands of pounds….. I truly believe that there has never been a better time to attempt to bring an invention to the marketplace due to a number of key factors that have come together in the last decade and a half: -The internet and social media -Relatively cheap manufacturing overseas -3D printing & -Crowdfunding opportunities
Commercialising in kit form with 3D printing…a new kind of business model
4th February 2015
One big question that faces anyone trying to innovate is: how best to commercialize the idea?
Steve Padley’s Products
19th November 2014
Often the key element when someone manages to commercialize their project is simplicity: low development costs, low set up costs and usually a low price. Another key element is clever marketing -by having his product reviewed by a well-known website he has been able to sell over 400 worldwide.
New IP act and R&D tax relief
8th October 2014
The Intellectual Property Act 2014 -the Unitary Patent