Today the pursuit of technological innovation, and hence the building of intellectual capital, is increasingly important to ensure the economic wellbeing of companies, sometimes more so than the value of manufactured goods themselves.  Equally important as the creation of intellectual property are the adequate protection of IP, to enable appropriate and full exploitation and value delivering from the investment made in creating and developing technological innovations.  Whilst patent filing is clearly the domain of patent attorneys, organisations can benefit from involving an external experienced researcher, with academic and industrial experience, to help with drafting patent specifications, compiling patent families, and achieving the right balance between patent coverage and cost.  With experience in patenting within industry and University environments, otbSolutions can help in this important area.