Avidity recognises the hazards of the current patent system. A significant proportion of UK patent applications fail to reach grant, only a small minority are successfully commercialised. This is something few firms tend to speak out about.
Technology de-risking and market-qualification within the ‘elastic’ pre-publishing period are key to a patent’s success. We want to be recognised for the high-integrity firm that files the most robust patent at the right point in time.
Particularly relevant for our Engineering clients, we are not afraid to defer drafting and support our new clients with critical early-stage technology development or commercial review services.
Avidity has built a small team of seasoned technologists and credible innovation mentors whose backgrounds centre on solid proof-of-concept and market-diligence activities. These former technology consultants from large international consultancies have significant track-record across medtech, cleantech, FMCG and industrial sectors. This breadth of experience is useful but importantly, their key expertise is in sound, pragmatic process coaching; our clients remain the best experts in their technology field.
During our regular initial client contact we offer free innovation health-checks via phone call or short meeting. Relevant to some but not all, this checklist aims to quickly establish readiness for filing and identify any gaps that could restrict the usefulness of the patent protection being sought.
Outcomes from this short exercise can be as simple as planning support for existing R&D activities, through to practical interventions, led by our team, in prototyping, validation and commercialisation topics. We have surprised and delighted current clients by solving grant-writing, CE-marking, demonstrator production and off-shore manufacturing challenges to help remove road-blocks from the patenting process.