Dai Davis
2 Jan 2011   Dai Davis is already well known to IP practitioners and business throughout the UK and beyond. Educated at Oxford and Newcastle Mr. Davis practises as a solicitor specializing in intellectual property, information and communications technology and technology. Having been a partner at Brook North, Nabarro and Eversheds he has now set up his  own practice. His firm is called Percy Crow Davis & Co. Tel  (+44) 7785 771 721

7 Dec 2011 Both Sheffield and Leeds Inventors Groups had presentations from product designers in November.   Download their slides here.
22 Nov 2011 Tom Bathgate and Charles Lucas on "Going for Grants" More 

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Updated 2 Jan 2012

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Inventors Handbook

Some of the best advice to inventors that I have seen anywhere is the European Patent Office's Inventors Handbook. Its pages cover
  • disclosure and confidentiality
  • competition and market potential
  • assessing the risk ahead
  • proving the invention
  • protecting the idea
  • building a team and seeking funding
  • business planning
  • finding and approaching companies
  • dealing with companies.