Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Patent Search | Everything you need to know about Patent Searching

A patent search is often an essential first step to achieving a granted patent on an idea. This is because an idea may have already been patented, even if it cannot be found on the market, and you can’t achieve … Continue reading

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Inventor Case Study – Chris Elsworthy

Chris Elsworthy (34) secured funding of £150,000 after braving Dragon’s Den to pitch his power tool business. He had already notched up sales of more than 50,000, after developing his produce in his garage cum workshop. He struck a deal … Continue reading

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All about the Patent Search

Patent searching is an essential first step to the patenting process as the results will tell you whether it is even worth continuing to draft patent stage or not. To make things clearer I have prepared a specific page of … Continue reading

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Hofstadter’s law

Heard this on the radio today and thought it was excellent and very true. It certain applies to the process of developing and patenting ideas! Hofstadter’s Law: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” … Continue reading

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Experts for IP review announced.

David Cameron has been going on about reviewing Intellectual Property (IP) for a while now with promises of lower taxes on profits from IP and other such measures. Today they have announced the panel of experts who will review the IP … Continue reading

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Pitch your idea to Deborah Meden

I have just been made aware of a section of Deborah Meden’s, of Dragon’s Den fame, website where you can pitch your business idea. It has to be less than 1000 characters though so make sure it’s snappy and to … Continue reading

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First Contact

Welcome to The Idea Launchpad. This blog aims to help people with great ideas find out more about how to enable those early concepts fulfil their full potential. Over the coming months it aims to answer questions such as: Can … Continue reading

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