INVENTOR Trevor Baylis is set to help out Huddersfield people with bright ideas.

Mr Baylis, inventor of the clockwork radio, will take part in an open day organised by Huddersfield Intellectual Property Forum.

The event - entitled Brass from Gumption - will be held from 10am to 4pm on Friday, February 18, at the Media Centre in Northumberland Street.

Londoner Mr Baylis invented the clockwork radio in 1991 and has also developed products for disabled people.

At the event, he will hold confidential one-to-one "brainstorming" sessions with people who have ideas for new products.

Other experts taking part will include Huddersfield man Peter Bissell, author of a book on innovation called the Better Mousetrap; inventor Heather Kitching; and Barry Stoddart, "invention scout" for household products giant Procter & Gamble.

Staff from Leeds City Libraries will demonstrate patent and trademark searches.

Officials from the Patents Office and local patent agents and lawyers will also be on hand throughout the day.

The event is free, but those planning to attend must register first.

Forms can be downloaded from the event website at or by contacting Business Link on 0845 8336003.

Huddersfield Intellectual Property Forum is a group promoting innovation.

It is made up of local lawyers, patent agents, consultants, Huddersfield University, the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Business Link.