If you have an idea, invention or design you think it’s worth protecting, then you may want to get paid £80 to test out the process of applying for a patent on Thursday 28 April in Bristol.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has asked People for Research to find people to test its website to improve the guidance that is available to people when applying for a patent.

“We’re looking for people who don’t know much about how the process works”


people-for-reserach-IPO-focus-group-ishFinoula Mountford, Project Manager at People for Research the company running the testing explains: “The IPO is looking for entrepreneurs, inventors and designers who have an idea or invention that they have developed or are considering developing and are looking to protect to take part in a research session.

“People don’t have to have applied for a patent before, we’re looking for people who don’t know much about how the process works and would need some assistance if they were to try and complete the application themselves.”

Taking part consists of a 60-minute research session in central Bristol. During the session you will be asked to review a website prototype and some content and provide feedback on whether or not it’s relevant/useful, and how easy it is to find information you are looking for.

If you are interested in getting involved on Thursday 28 April head on over to http://www.peopleforresearch.co.uk/opportunity/website-testing-bristol-applying-for-patent-8849. You can keep up to date with more of People for Research’s research schemes by following them on Twitter here: @people4research