"Metis came across an opportunity to develop an Augmented Reality solution for an existing customer during product trials. During product development, we became aware of existing patents that covered the use of this technology in our industry, but had no idea how to investigate existing patents and what they covered. Inventya, through the Innovate2Succeed programme, gave us a guided search for patents in the AR technology that we were interested in, and showed us what patents existed and where they were protected. They then gave advice on what our next steps should be. We decided not to pursue this technology – and I feel that discovering this early on saved us many wasted hours."