Fairfax, VA asked in Intellectual Property for Virginia

Q: Is my device patent-able?

Out of my garage, I created a device for elderly and vision-impaired assistance, out of commercially available components and open source code that enhances a particular medical companies system... Is it patentable? And after it is patented, I would like to approach the medical company with the solution for them to license my patent to enhance their system. Maybe even offer to manufacture the component, to sell to them. Welcome VC and creative financing ideas too!

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William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman
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A: While trademarks and copyrights are my specialties, I work with several excellent patent attorneys/agents, so feel free to call or email, and I'll set up an introduction...unless a patent attorney responds directly to your request on Justia, of course!

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
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A: Your device sounds like a great invention! You should consider hiring a patent attorney to do a patentability search for similar devices. If there is no interfering prior art your patent attorney can then prepare and file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for your invention. Please give me a call if you wish to discuss.

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