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5min Video Introduction to the Patent Process

5 minute video introduction to The Patent Process. The video covers how to patent your new product idea in 4 easy to understand steps. Topics include: patent drafting, filing a UK patent, patent searching and preparing an idea for patent. … Continue reading

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Why do so many new products fail?

Here is a link to a great article on the wide range of factors that are needed to make a new product launch successful: http://hbr.org/2011/04/why-most-product-launches-fail/ar/1 The article uses well known new products to demonstrate the key points that are raised. … Continue reading

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Further info about our Patent Searches

QUALITY OF PATENT SEARCHING Essentially, there is a body of patent documents in any particular field and the quality of searching relies on firstly identifying these documents correctly and then secondly identifying whether or not any of them bear relevance … Continue reading

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What process do you use at D2M?

Firstly, we offer a free consultation, where we attempt to fully understand all aspects of the idea and give feedback about the feasibility from both a design and an intellectual property protection point of view.  Following a successful meeting or … Continue reading

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What is a Patent?

The Intellectual Property Office defines a patent as such: ‘A patent protects new inventions and covers how things work, what they do, how they do it, what they are made of and how they are made.  It gives the owner … Continue reading

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What is a Registered Design?

The Intellectual Property Office defines a registered design as: ‘A legal right which protects the overall visual appearance of a product or part of a product in the country or countries where you register it.’ Registered Designs protect the look … Continue reading

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What will it cost me to prototype my product?

There is no simple answer to this question, as prices can range from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds.  Prices vary with the complexity of the concept, with a simple product consisting of one component being at … Continue reading

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What is CAD?

CAD stands for computer aided design, and is the process of using computer software to model products in 3 dimensions.  CAD models can simplify production, as they allow suppliers to see and understand exactly how the product works.  They can … Continue reading

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How much will it cost to launch my idea?

Here are the minimum requirements to approach a buyer with your idea: A presentation quality prototype or if your budget doesn’t allow for this then a professional CAD product sell sheet. IP protection so that the buyer can’t simply take … Continue reading

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Introducing the D2M Team

The team: Phil Staunton: Phil is the Managing Director of D2M. Since graduating with a first class degree in Industrial Design and Technology, Phil has frequently spoken at London Ideas21 events, regularly contributed to the UK IPO’s newsletter “IP Insight”, … Continue reading

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