Patent Assistance

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. 

Our Experts

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Daniel Hartness

Elise Holbrook

Joshua Russell

Martin Tanaka

Steven Kuehl

Tonya Snider

Brittany Hard

Ed Durkin

Jon Marvel

Kadence Otto

Patrick Hinkle

Todd Creasy

Vittal Anantatmula

Brooke Mathis

Edward Wright

Joshua Kelley

Leroy Kauffman

Scott Radar

Tom Rogers