Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are Hot Areas

It’s no secret that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are hot technology sectors recently. Many have dubbed 2016 “The Year of VR.” A search of the USPTO database indicates that VR/AR patent applications have also shown strong growth as AR and VR hardware and software matures.

Virtual Reality Experience

There is a strong upward trend in AR/VR patent filings and we expect the 2017 patent publications to increase even more as many patent applications filed in 2016 become published in 2017.

AR/VR Patent Focus, Aaron Visbeek

Long before “The Year of VR,” Boswell IP attorneys, such as Aaron Visbeek, have been drafting AR/VR patent applications. Since 2012, we have drafted and prosecuted dozens of AR/VR patent application directed to Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) and software to be used with HMDs.

We understand the software challenges associated with generating an immersive experience, the “screen door effect,” and how haptics, audio, and visual combine to create presence, among other AR/VR concepts. If you need a patent attorney to protect your AR or VR idea, contact Aaron Visbeek.

Specialized Practice

Mason Boswell and Boswell IP Law specialize in protecting ideas in the software industry, electrical / electronic / computer industry, and in the game industry.

We offer advice regarding intellectual property law, how to patent an idea, software patent infringement, and related disciplines focusing on protecting your ideas.

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Whether you are seeking protection for the first core idea of your business or adding to an existing portfolio, we tailor our approach to fit your needs and business goals.

Patent law is complex, so we work hard to make the process easy and explain the law in a way that gives you the information that you need to make important decisions.


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We serve clients all over the United States, and do not charge for travel costs.