Extensive patent searches help a UK medical supplier. We were approached by a UK medical supplies company when they became fed up with supply issues and the high prices being demanded by a US manufacturer of a popular medical product. The supplier had told our client that the product was covered by many patents and hence had a monopoly as their supplier.
Initially, the client sought our advice about whether a radically different and functionally inferior product would infringe the supplier’s patents. However, extensive patent searches by Chapman & Co only revealed three patents in the field, only one of which was relevant to the product and covered an insignificant feature.
Hence the client was able to boost profitability by sourcing an almost identical product from another supplier at a greatly reduced cost and without any of the previous supply issues.
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