Industry: Mobile CCTV technology
Traffic Environment Systems Ltd (TES) has been providing innovative and award winning specialised mobile CCTV solutions since 2004.
They are able to combine a wealth of local government experience in parking and traffic enforcement with a deep rooted expertise in CCTV and associated technologies. TES is now firmly established as the market leader in their field.
We were able to offer TES a holistic view of the incentives and tax reliefs used to promote innovation in order to help them commercialise this activity.
We have successfully handled TES’s R&D claims for seven years. Our in depth knowledge of their business enabled us to compile their technical claim schedules quickly and efficiently, in order to optimise their claims.
This also put us in a strong position to review their application for a patent. We were able to identify a technical “blade of grass“ that was contained in one line of the UK application that had not featured in the EPO application. Our IP insight, specialist skill set and the persistence of the client paid off. The Intellectual Property Office application was finally approved on its new narrow scope argument, because there was “no prior art” and because the inventive element was not obvious 3 years ago.
“Source Advisors have effectively handled our R&D tax credit claims for seven years, so when we needed to utilise their expertise in identifying IP and drafting successful Patent applications, we were able to “relax”, knowing their technical knowledge gave us the best chance for successful IPO patent grant.
This allowed us to benefit from the Patent Box in addition to the R&D tax credit scheme; supporting our continued focus on investment in innovative developments that consolidate our position as market leader.”
Clive Paul | Managing Director,