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Research & Report submission form

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1. Describe your idea
• Include enough detail to enable us to understand both the idea overall and your inventive step in particular.
• Include drawings, photos, draft patent applications etc if you feel they clarify the idea.

You can attach up to three files (PDF, TXT, Word, Excel, JPG, GIF, PNG) but none must individually exceed 2MB or your whole submission may not reach us. We can accept larger files by Dropbox or other means but please email us first so we can send you the right delivery details.

2. If you have a published patent application, what is its number?
• By ‘published’ we mean publicly viewable on databases such as Espacenet (
• By ‘number’ we mean the one prefixed by GB, EP, WO, US etc.

3.* What makes you think your idea is original?
• If you’ve already done some prior art searching, tell us briefly what you did and what you found.

4.* What advantages do you think your idea has over competing or alternative products?
• Don’t say there are no competing or alternative products! They can include whatever people currently use or do in the absence of your idea.

5.* Who are likely to be the buyers or users of your proposed product or service?
• If buyers and users are not necessarily the same people, tell us which market you think will buy/use it first and which will later become the main market.


6. What relevant skills, experience or resources do you have to develop your idea?
• If you’re part of a team, give brief details of the expertise each team member will contribute. We don’t need names or CVs. Are there any skills that you know to be lacking?

7. How would you prefer to exploit or commercialise your idea?
• For example, by licensing to a company or starting your own business.


8. What have you done so far to develop your idea?
• Is it a recent idea or one you’ve been working on for some time? Give us a brief history or timeline.
• If you’re now ‘stuck’, what do you think the problem is?

9. What have you done so far to fund your idea?
• Will you need external funding or investment?
• If you’ve approached organisations or companies for support of any kind, what reactions have you had?

10. Any other information that you think is relevant.
• For example, it may be relevant to know the circumstances that led you to your idea.

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