On the engineering side, we take an integrated look at commercialization and product development. We tap into our networks of seasoned engineers with deep experience in development and operating roles who come from global engineering and technology firms to find results-oriented consultants with business outlooks and the appropriate expertise.
The engineers in the network have developed new products and manufacturing processes generating revenues in the hundreds of $millions at major corporations as well as early stage companies. Their product development experience runs the spectrum from concept all the way through commercialization and scaling up of manufacturing / production, including all forms of the intellectual property aspects of the process. They are of topnotch caliber with many holding PhDs from major institutions such as Stanford and MIT.
We find that the critical points in making new physical products are 1) assessing the IP landscape & freedom to operate (including the engineering and legal perspectives), and 2) developing manufacturing strategies from pilot through mass production. Both of these issues should be tackled early on in the product development cycle to thwart costly mistakes that are hard to correct later, if they can be corrected at all.
The critical issues that we target to address upfront with an IP Freedom to Operate analysis include:
The critical issues that we target to address upfront with manufacturing strategies include: