Demand for product development services.
The firm is now reaching new heights by working jointly with clients to develop new products. We have assisted clients in two types of situations.
- the first client: intending to enter into a new market, faces at least one other patent in the same field or product line.
- the second: faced with a potential patent infringement suit, client had no choice but to develop a new product which does not infringe the subject patents.
In the first case, client wanted to enter into the portable beverage dispensing container. However, there were several patents in the same product line. Client was not interested to obtain any licence from the prior patent holders. With a team comprising of the intended user, manufacturer and product designers, we analyzed subsisting patents, lapsed patents, and other documents in the public domain. The team developed a couple of new beverage containers. Clients are testing the proto-types before deciding which model to take to commercialization. Patent applications will be filed for the various models.
Another client involved in the electronic products industry was faced with a patent infringement suit in respect of the product it was manufacturing. As a patent licence was refused, clients worked with us to develop a new product which had the same functions, but did not infringe any of the claims of the previous patent. Within a period of three weeks, a new non-infringing product was developed.
We now see more and more clients requesting us to work with them to develop new products.
Should you be in a similar situation to any of the above, do not hesitate to contact us.