Case Studies
Client A Fortune 50 consumer products company
Problem & Context The SPA team was chartered to develop a non-chemical insect repellant device. Client was looking for secondary research support, IP and non-IP, from the SPA team all the way from conceptualization to product launch.
SPA Approach & Deliverables
  • A 2-member team from SPA was assigned on a full-time basis to support the client team.
  • SPA team conducted multiple prior art, landscape, patentability and freedom-to-operate searches in both patent and non-patent literature during the course of the project. A patent landscape study helped identify white-spaces in the early stages of the project.
  • A unique aspect of this project was that the product technology concepts kept rapidly evolving during the project. SPA’s support team had to repeat analyses multiple times quickly to keep pace with the product development team’s iterations.
Turnaround time 30-40 weeks
Resources/ Cost
  • A 2-member chemical engineers team
  • $20,000 - $30,000