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What next for your invention? Plan, prototype or protect?

In this practical workshop, all the key issues are covered to help you make your product a reality.

Why do you need to plan, prototype and then protect? This workshop will help you understand how you can do this and what to look out for along the way.

You will learn about:

• Development and commercialisation process
• Importance of planning, design and Intellectual Property
• The pros and cons of creating a prototype
• How and when to carry out patent searching
• Filing a patent application
• Keeping costs to a minimum
• How to maximise the chance of success


Stefan Knox

Stefan is an award-winning designer specialising in invention,product design and brand marketing. Before establishing Bang Creations in 1999, he was responsible for boy’s toys at Hasbro, where he worked on brands including Action Man, Star Wars and Nerf.

David Warrilow

David is a patent and trademark attorney, founder of London IP which helps businesses and individuals manage their intellectual property with tight budgets. His international practice includes patents, trademarks, copyright and designs. 

Event details

Who should attend? Inventors and small businesses involved in product development
Place: British Library Business & IP Centre
Cost: £35
How to Book: Book your place online now

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Contact us

Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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