Successful product development relies upon understanding and effectively communicating information in two main ways – firstly assimilating information in the published literature to fuel lateral thinking about innovations, and secondly ‘telling the story’ of your innovation to others, for example to make a compelling case for investment, or to support IP development or marketing.
But resource constraints often mean that teams can’t keep abreast of the literature to the extent needed, while your most talented staff may find the paperwork surrounding innovations a time-consuming burden.
If your team is in that situation, then I have the experience that you may find useful.
The paperwork surrounding new technologies in chemistry-led innovations can be complicated and time-consuming to deal with. But dealing with it effectively is essential to future-proofing your company’s development.
In addition, convincing stakeholders about the value of a complex technical innovation can benefit from an experienced external perspective. If that’s the case, I might be able to assist.
Creating a competitive advantage is one thing; maintaining it is another. Many years of dealing with the patent literature and working closely with IP professionals means that I know how to develop an IP strategy that extracts most value for your innovations.
I’m also well-versed in structuring and drafting detail for patent attorneys, and to think like an examiner in the process – maximising the prospects of the patent being granted. Importantly, an external perspective eliminates bias, so if you would value a rigorous critique of your plans for IP investment to ensure they are well-made, then get in touch.
To ensure a new concept will be truly innovative and can be successfully capitalised upon, it’s vital to fully understand the ‘prior art’. My long experience with the scientific and patent literature can provide you with the solid foundation you need.