With our names on many patents - from safety components featured within the Aston Martin DB11 to an insulin drug delivery device – we have extensive experience around patents in a wide range of fields. Our team are well-placed to assist you with any intellectual property advice you require.
The first stage of your intellectual property journey is to search for any existing patents that could result in potential infringement. Raymont-Osman is well-practised in searching global databases for patent infringements and are happy to help you check that your idea is original.
Once we have established that you have a novel idea, both unique and patent-worthy, our patent specialists can then move on to ensuring that your design and patent are difficult to circumvent. By broadening the scope of your invention, we can maximise the security of your intellectual property, thus increasing the challenge for competitors to work around your patent and copy your product or idea.
Should you find yourself in a position where you may be in breach of an existing patent, we are also able to help you find an alternative approach. This may comprise of identifying workarounds or even a completely novel approach.
Once we have reached this stage, you can be more confident in the knowledge that a patent lawyer has the best information available on your product. Ultimately, diligence at this stage ensures that your hard work and investment will be protected.
Contact us now to find out how we can help with your intellectual property needs. .
Products launched into the marketplace should comply with all relevant directives and standards. Standards are for safety, compatibility, quality and performance and they can be at national, economic region and international levels. For example: BS, EN and ISO standards for The United Kingdom, the European Union and International respectively.
Directives, such as the European Union Machinery Directive, are pieces of legislation combining standards and methods of working to ensure a mandatory minimum level of safety across all European states. While this may initially seem an overwhelming and restrictive chore, compliance allows your product to be sold and installed in any country within the EU with no further paperwork or assessment.
By identifying the necessary standards early in the design process and incorporating them within the Design Specification as a performance baseline, we can quickly gain confidence that your product will be suitable and safe in the hands of your customers, avoiding costly rework later in your project.
Our design, simulation and in-house testing will get your product to a level where it will meet all required directives and standards. Depending on the product, it may then be self certified, or we can manage verification and confirmation testing at an independent test lab.