Category: Start Up

Category: Start Up

Is there any point in protecting my invention if patent enforcement is unaffordable?

Patent enforcement is often a big concern for a lone inventor. I often hear “Why patent if you cannot enforce it?” Patents are expensive, there is no doubt about it. If you require a patent in the UK, the USA, a few large European countries and maybe somewhere in Asia (by no means widespread global coverage) then you are looking at bills which will total well in excess of £100,000.

A Good Time to Innovate?

I read an article a few weeks ago in The Daily Telegraph which claimed that during the lockdown patent attorneys are reporting that they have never been busier with a surge in new applications being written. I originally found this somewhat surprising, but then I thought about why this might be..

Trading Online – is it easier than you think?

Where Britons spend their money is also changing dramatically.  Every year more and more of the spend occurs online and less and less in the high street shops. If you have products or services to sell and you do not currently offer the opportunity for your customers to purchase online, then you may be missing an opportunity.  It used to be devilishly difficult to set-up an online shop and if this is the reason that you haven’t yet then ACT NOW.  Even if you have no technical knowledge, using one of the off-the-shelf packages it is possible to have an online shop up and running in less than an hour. 

SEO for Startups

Do you ever wonder why people never visit your website? You’ve got an awesome product or service but no one knows about you. Why does no one come?