TBBplc, the innovation company that delivers help to people with great ideas, is pleased to announce the launch of the extendable bar-clamp tool.
STOP PRESS! The Bar-Clamp product will be featured on the QVC Shopping Channel on Sunday 24th June at 10:00am. QVC is available in the United Kingdom on Sky Digital Channel 630, Freeview Channel 16 and Virgin TV Channel 740.
Inventor David Elliott originally approached TBBplc for help in protecting and commercialising his clever invention.
The first challenge was to establish if the invention was really new, or if it had already been protected by someone else. We include this within our Inventor and Premier Services. For more information visit our Inventor Services page.
Our Intellectual Property team conducted an extensive search and found that the idea was novel and had good scope for protection. We then considered it for market need and what we call 'product quality'. Satisfied of its commercial potential we offered David an agreement to help with seeking a route-to-market.
We presented the invention to companies within our Industrial Collaborator Network to gauge commercial interest. One of our closest partners snapped up the idea through a licensing agreement in 2006.
The product entered volume production earlier this year and has just gone on sale in the UK.