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

Daniel Hartness

Heidi Dent

Kadence Otto

Paul Dent

Todd Creasy

Wendy Cagle

Ed Durkin

Jon Marvel

Martin Tanaka

Scott Radar

Vittal Anantatmula

Yue C Hillon

Edward Wright

Joshua Russell

Patrick Hinkle

Steven Kuehl

Wayne Aho