Charles Black, CEO
Sen delivers real-time ultra HD video streaming from space.
Device Manufacturing and Media Streaming
11 (March 2020)
6 HoursTime saved
Sen’s mission is to stream real-time video from space to billions of people. To deliver on this mission, Sen build their own Ultra HD camera units to be attached to third party or purpose-built satellites.
Before using EmpowerRD, Sen claimed with a traditional R&D claims advisor who charged them 20% for their claim. Charles felt that the whole process was a “rip off”, with the advisors offering little assistance for their high fees.
“In all cases,” Charles explains, “the company is best placed to describe the innovation”, so although the advisor wrote the claim narrative, the amount of time Charles spent advising on it and providing edits meant it took longer than writing the narrative with EmpowerRD’s platform and advice.
"The team were able to provide valuable insight into our claim as a manufacturer of complex devices."
Working with EmpowerRD
Charles decided to move to EmpowerRD for the quality of the platform, “which allows you to build on your previous year’s claims, making the whole process much faster”, but also for the fees “which are much more reasonable.”
While these factors were the primary motive for using EmpowerRD, Charles also found the quality of the advice to be exceptional: "the team were able to provide valuable insight into our claim as a manufacturer of complex devices."
What have they spent the cost-saving on? Sen reinvested the money into their product development, ensuring that they'll have even greater video coverage before the end of the year.