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At Hutchinson IP, we take a holistic approach to IP and try to provide clear and objective advice. We realise that so much IP is wasted through lack of exploitation or because it was obtained without any real forethought as to how it could be used to serve a commercially useful purpose.
Our approach differs from that of most firms because we believe the most important
question to ask when devising an IP strategy should be “why?”, rather than “what?”
or “how?”. In short, if you are not clear about why you need or want IP, then the
mechanics and law behind what you can protect and how to go about it are irrelevant.
Our approach focuses on what your business needs are now, and what you hope they
will be in the future. We then work out how to get the optimum level of protection
that does just what you need it to, with the least possible fuss, sideshow and, of
course, cost. It’s really that simple -
Ultimately, we believe that IP is just a tool to achieve an objective, and by focusing on the "end game", we can add real value by deploying IP strategically to deliver specific goals.
Our strategic IP review usually involves:
Our strategic approach is ingrained in everything we do. We don’t sell IP, we deliver
solutions to real commercial problems. We also offer stand-
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