CEI assists inventors, students, engineers, and entrepreneurs with pragmatic advice and para-legal services for obtaining US and international patents. Multiple CEI consultants have been awarded patents in a wide-variety of fields including mechanical mechanisms, medical products, outdoor gear, and apparel. We provide good value prior to your contacting a patent attorney for expensive prior art searches or provisional patent applications. WCU’s Rapid Center can also provide design guidance and innovative modifications to further the possibility of a utility patent approval or to increase features and benefits of a product. Contact Dr. Ed Wright atCEI@wcu.edu or call 828-227-3603 for assistance.