Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lime Lingo: Industrial Design

What is Industrial Design? As defined by the IDSA (Industrial Designers of America), Industrial Design is "the professional service of creating products and systems that optimize function, value and appearance for the mutual benefit of the user and manufacturer." Industrial designers develop a concept and its specifications through the collection and analysis of information given [...]

5 Common Product Development Mistakes

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Product development is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, development and marketing of newly created or newly re-branded goods or services. The objective of product development is to cultivate, maintain and increase a company's market share by satisfying a consumer demand. This is much easier said than done! There are several mistakes [...]

Lime Lingo: Patent Trolls

What is a Patent Troll? The term “patent troll” is usually set aside for individuals who acquire patents from inventors or companies, maybe through bankruptcy or auction, and then turn around and sue other companies or individuals for patent infringement.  In other words, patent trolls are people who simply obtain patents for the sole purpose [...]

Product Prototype – 6 Useful Tips for Developing Yours

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Building a product prototype is an important part of turning an idea into a concrete reality. The prototype is what you will use to present your product to future investors. These are 6 tips you should consider when developing a product prototype. 1. Don't Wait You’ve finally decided to take that first step. So what do [...]

Lime Lingo: Angel Investor

What is an Angel Investor? Angel Investors are usually high net worth individuals that are looking to invest in companies. Unlike venture capitalists who are interested in the possible profit they may get for the business; Angel investors are focused on helping startups take their first steps. Angels investors can provide a one-time investment to [...]

Hippiebots

The artists behind Hippiebots came to Lime Design to help speed up their manufacturing process and increase the quality of their handcrafted goods. We reverse engineered their current models and created a 3D printed mold that we used to develop a mold out of silicone. Each wearable Hippiebot character is handmade with real crystals and gemstones [...]

Protect Your Intellectual Property: 3 Best Ways

It is Vital to Protect Your Intellectual Property Intellectual property consists of inventions or ideas that you have created, these are usually unique and provide you with an economic benefit. Your intellectual property can come in many forms including inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets. So how do you protect your most valuable [...]
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