Universities

We understand that universities are keenly aware of the commercial value their ideas can generate. We also understand the importance of IP in promoting research and generating income through licences and spin-out companies.

Our role is to help you bridge the gap between lab-based research and a commercially successful product or service. We are doing exactly that with a large number of universities and research institutes in the UK and internationally, working closely with technology transfer officers, scientists and foreign legal counsel to develop IP strategies that add real, measurable value.

The depth of scientific experience in our team is key as it allows us to understand a huge range of technical issues and provide pragmatic, cost-effective advice every step of the way. We also tailor our approach, changing the way we work to suit your needs. Often this means hosting IP clinics to raise awareness of the issues and protect ideas in good time. We offer invention capture and evaluation programmes that can be run on an ongoing basis by research departments or technology transfer offices.

After preparing and filing applications, we are actively involved in the review of search results and the decision – alongside scientists and technology transfer officers – on whether or not to proceed with a project. Here our considerable experience of managing the transition from an idea in a lab through to a commercial product and associated company comes into play.

Recognising that funding is a critical factor for universities, we offer high quality advice that is also cost-effective. After all, any IP created has to be able to withstand challenge and scrutiny to have any real and lasting value.

To learn more about how we can help your university, department or research institute, start by meeting a member of our team.

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