Monthly Archives: April 2011

10 Tips on How to Choose a Product Designer

Here is what to look for before commissioning a product designer: Always insist on meeting the company in person – if possible meet someone with a design background who can give feedback on the viability of the concept. Check that … Continue reading

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How to Approach a Buyer with your New Idea

Before you approach buyers to get a large order you will need 3 things for sure: 1. Ideally a presentation quality prototype or if your budget doesn’t allow for this then a professional CAD product sell sheet. 2. IP protection … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Your New Idea

D2M offer a Production Quotation Service. First we take your final concept work for your product and then we create a manufacturing specification. Next we obtain three different competitive quotes to have your product produced in this country, the EU or the Far East. … Continue reading

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Chancellor supporting UK Innovation?

“We want the words: Made in Britain Created in Britain Designed in Britain Invented in Britain To drive our nation forward. A Britain carried aloft by the march of the makers. That is how we will create jobs and support … Continue reading

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Introduction to Trademarking

The best way to protect your trademark, whether it is a word, logo, acronym or slogan, is by registering it.  UK trademark registration also protects the reputation and investment attached to your trademark. When filing a UK trademark application at … Continue reading

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Should you write your own patent?

If you have an idea you want to protect by means of a patent, sooner or later, a patent application will need to be written. The UK Intellectual Property Office will provide an inventor with an illustrated colour brochure explaining … Continue reading

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Claiming Priority on your patents

Once you have filed your patent application there is a general rule in patent law allowing you to file for patent protection elsewhere whilst relating the two applications together, which is known as ‘claiming priority’. The huge benefit of this … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Dragons | A guide to success on Dragons’ Den

I’ve watched many Dragons’ Den episodes, and am always amazed by some of the obvious mistakes people seem to make, so I started to think maybe they aren’t so obvious. I thought I would start compiling a list of things … Continue reading

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Is this the future of technology?

This guy is incredible… have a look at this video of him explaining his amazing ideas. He has developed technology combining cameras, motion sensors and projectors, with astonishing results. He wants to seamlessly combine the physical and digital worlds, and … Continue reading

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Some DOs and DON’Ts of the invention process!

 Check out this video of Mark Sheahan, MD of Compgen Ltd, giving a ‘Crash course on invention, and how to make money from it’. Mark is highly experienced in the process of taking an invention from idea to finished product, … Continue reading

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