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How much does it cost? We charge a fixed fee for the Discovery Review Service of 299, including VAT for UK residents. 
Are there additional fees? TBB does not itself charge any additional fees for assessment. Other Enterprise Services may be chargeable but only after agreement with the client. There may be fees to third parties such as the Patent Office or such things as the Client's own expenses. This will depend entirely on the nature of the idea and the route-to-market. Payment of these is entirely the Originator's decision subject to any commercial agreement.
Will TBB put money into my idea? TBB does not provide funds itself although we pay all our own costs. If TBB thinks the idea is commercially worthwhile it will approach other companies or organisations that could develop the idea and take it to market. Sometimes TBB will start a company with the Originator. To find out more about funding ideas see our funding page.
Does TBB raise funds? TBB does not  raise funds for business finance or give financial advice. TBB will approach other companies on behalf of the Originator to get ideas developed. TBB may create a company in conjunction with the Originator. It may be possible to get Business Angel funding. To find out more about funding ideas see our funding page.
How do I get paid? Depending on the commercial agreements in place the Inventor may get either a one-off payment for the idea, a share of the product revenues, or a combination of the two. If a company is created then Originator gets a share of the equity and the profits.
Are fees returnable? The initial assessment fee is not returnable. We encourage Originators to check out the free services from the Patent Office and others to avoid disappointment.
Will I get the results of any Patent Search or Commercial Review? We will provide the results of any patent searches if they are relevant to your idea and we will return your original documents. At our discretion we will supply any other information relevant to our decision. We may be prevented from doing this by confidentiality agreements with other people such as manufacturers and other Clients if there is a conflict of interest.
Who checks how much I should be paid? As part of its service, TBB will manage commercial agreements to ensure that proper records are kept and appropriate payments are made.
Will TBB provide financial or investment advice? TBB does not offer any form of financial advice. You are encouraged to contact a professional financial adviser if you need this kind of help.

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