The design culture takes intellectual property very seriously. It's central to what we do and is rarely easy to create. Here's why you can be sure that your secret is safe with us -
• Ideas are our business, and we wouldn't be around very long if we were dishonest about it
• The client page on this site is full of great references to call
• We're insured for anything related to the intellectual property we handle
• Here's a signed legal document to prove it!
Q: Do you work with inventors and startup companies?
A: Absolutely, yes. A large percentage of our time is spent helping launch new ventures, creating new products, and refining strategy for small entities and individuals.
Q: Do I need a patent?
A: No, in fact it is often preferable that IP be filed after we complete concept development, refinement, and prototyping work. This allows for better protection and longevity in your patent filing.
Q: Will you sign a non-disclosure document?
A: Absolutely. Please see this link for our standard document, or request one from your attorney and we'll review it.
*We do not require an NDA to partner on projects.
Q: How do you charge for design services?
A: Each project arrangement is unique and has different requirements. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a specific project engagement.
Q: Can we arrange a retainer for services?
A: Yes, we have many client relationships based on monthly retainers for services.
Q: Is it possible to pay for services in installments?
A: Many of our projects require a 50% deposit payable prior to beginning work. In some cases we can accommodate a financial arrangement that allows for smaller payments over time. Please contact us to discuss specifics.