How to Patent and Protect an Idea
Innovate Design comprises award winning design engineers, researchers, business development professionals and Intellectual Property experts, with experience in all areas of IP, product design and manufacture. We provide a complete service from patent search, protecting/patenting a product, through design and prototyping, to advice on marketing and the patent office. We are not the Patent Office. With in-house expertise, we can take your ideas from paper to product, providing you with the best chance of success at market.
Benefits of Using Innovate Product Design
- We have over 10 years experience in developing ideas
- All information shared is 100% confidential
- You retain 100% of the idea and therefore 100% of the profits
- We have been acknowledged as an approved consultant provider by Business Link | London since 2002
- Our business and documentation is formulated to be compliant with BS 8538:2011 – what does this mean?
Patenting an Idea: Advice
- Expert advice on Intellectual Property (IP) protection, including patenting an idea and registered design
- Worldwide patent searching to help establish originality
- Help with Intellectual Property applications
- Low cost provisional patent application drafting
Innovate Design & Prototype Process
It is important to develop the idea, looking at materials, manufacturing methods, functionality and aesthetic form prior to applying for protection. The process will help to resolve principle technical issues and is a core part of the development of the project. As such, the design work will help the product to gain credibility and inspire confidence in investors, licensees or manufacturers.
Prototyping involves realising the design in a physical form and this allows the designs to be further refined. It is often essential to prove that the product works, which can be done through prototyping. The prototype demonstrates and provides evidence of the product’s performance whilst also allowing for a more visual, presentable method.
Business & Startup Advice
- Product marketing advice and assistance
- Guidance on how to patent ideas and products
- Funding & Crowdfunding
- Product launch
- Logo & Graphic Design
- Website design