I have helped inventors of construction equipment (including tools) apply for and be granted many patents. You can search some of those granted patents here. A few examples of construction inventions I helped to patent include:
- A machine for slicing bricks into veneer more safely, more quickly and at a more-consistent thickness than a chop saw can.
- A system for mounting panels exterior wall sheathing in a way that reduces moisture in and improves airflow in wall cavities.
- A new method for spraying joint compound onto surfaces (ceilings and walls) to create a non-acoustical texture.
- A design for a shipping-container-like temporary structure that can be used to house workers and/or supplies on a construction jobsite.
In the construction space in particular, you want your patent attorney to have an engineering background and experience in patenting tools, structures, systems, and designs. It’s crucial that your patent attorney understand the inner workings of your invention, the relevant prior art, and the critical concepts in building science before you sink any more money into further development, hiring, production, and marketing. The earlier we zero in on exactly what is unique about your construction invention and how it differs from any alternatives, the sooner you can protect those unique elements and profit from them.
Do you have an idea for construction equipment or processes? If so, would you like to pursue a patent for it, or do you have an existing patent that you need like to defend or prosecute? Contact me, James Yang, for a consultation. As an Orange County-based patent attorney since 2004 and an engineer before then, I can help. I work with inventors throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, and throughout California and the US, and am confident I can help you to patent your construction investion. You can schedule a free initial consultation now.