New software to help designers to make original designs

May 05, 2017

The recent boom in patent applications has caused an increasing conflict of interest with new upcoming product designs. Researchers at the Brunel University of London have made a software tool to assist product designers in the modelling stage of the process. The tool alerts the designer if any component of the design is in potential conflict with an existing patent. This will not only help designers come up with news original products but also save them the unnecessary hassle of costly litigation arising from a conflict of a patent.