The product of this case study featured in BBC1's The Apprentice on 27 May 2009.
When retired engineer Graham Renny decided that his invention had international market potential, Venner Shipley helped him get a granted UK patent in less than a year. The product is now selling well and, armed with his patents, Mr Renny can see off any copycat products that may appear.
Advanced Electron Beam Lithography
An electron beam lithography system designed by NanoBeam Ltd offers a leap forward in performance, boosting throughput by up to 500%, cutting operating costs by half, whilst matching the resolution of the best on the market. The system incorporates a host of inventions and Venner Shipley have assisted in identifying these and ensuring that they are covered by a series of patent applications.
Supporting Green Ventures
Venner Shipley is one of a select band of patent and trade mark firms selected by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) to advise and support exciting new ventures in the field of recycling.
WRAP works to encourage and enable businesses and consumers to be more efficient in their use of materials and to recycle more things more often, helping to minimise landfill, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment.
Clearing the Way to Market
We were approached by a pharmaceutical company that was planning to sell one of its proprietary drugs in a newly designed package which provided a controlled release of the drug to a patient.
Venture Capital Investment
Our client, a venture capital organisation, was looking to invest in a new company recently started by an inventor who had left his previous employer to develop imaging equipment.