Watermark understands the unique issues associated with protecting your IP rights in small technologies. Micro and nanotechnologies include diverse technologies from materials science to biotechnology and engineering. It has revolutionised medical devices, drug delivery systems, agriculture, paint formulations and communications and it continues to lead us into the future.
Protecting and commercialising innovation in small technologies brings both issues and opportunities. In the very early days broader protection was granted for new developments which has increased the risk of infringing a competitor’s intellectual property and created challenges for protecting new innovation. On the other hand, the new materials and techniques associated with small technologies present plenty of opportunities for the innovator.
It’s difficult to tie small technologies down to one area of technology, so how then to protect it? By choosing the right team; a cross-disciplinary team bringing together expertise from all areas of related technology and experienced in identifying and protecting your unique innovation at the micro or nanoscale. A team trained to provide strategic advice to maximise commercial potential in all areas of industrial application.
We’re working in many areas of small technologies including:
Talk to us about an intellectual asset management strategy for your small technologies. The difference it can make to your bottom line is anything but small!