Specifically, the company was assigned U.S. Patent No. D915,611 entitled "Laser Therapy Device," which was issued to four principal inventors affiliated with Aspen Laser. This patent will cover specific laser devices the company will manufacture and sell in the medical and veterinary markets. David W. Osborne, principal of Thorpe North & Western, provided consulting and application assistance.
"We are delighted that the USPTO has recognized this patent from us, as it is the first of a series of planned patent applications," stated Charles Vorwaller, president and CEO Aspen Laser. "Our goal is to significantly expand and strengthen our IP portfolio, specifically in the area of laser technologies and applications, that will support and protect our company."
Laser therapy, also referred to as photobiomodulation, is becoming the preferred choice for noninvasive and drug free pain relief and accelerated healing and recovery from injury or post surgery. "This increased awareness for laser therapy is bringing new attention to the Company and its products," said Chase Vorwaller, director of Marketing, Aspen Laser. "In response, we are focusing on research and product development. Leveraging new innovations will help ensure our success moving forward."
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the number of patents that are approved changes every year with an average 52 percent approval rate. In the fiscal year of 2020, a total number of 399,055 patents were granted at the USPTO.
Earlier this year, Aspen Laser relocated and expanded its corporate headquarters to a new office and warehouse located in Lindon, Utah, to advance the operations and growth of the company. The company also relocated its Florida offices and warehouses to a new and larger location in Fort Pierce, Fla.
"We are thrilled to be relocating our corporate headquarters to Utah as the area will provide the foundation for our new growth initiatives going forward. Utah is one of the top business growth areas in the United States offering an educated, diverse, and growing population, making it an ideal location for Aspen Laser's future," Vorwaller said at the time. "Moving into this new space is further validation of our great products, people, and potential, and it will ensure the company is best positioned to continue delivering the highest quality products and services to our customers in the medical community."
Expanding to 5,800 square feet at the new Utah center, and 2,500 square feet at the Florida facility, each location is a substantial upgrade from the company's prior offices and will provide the necessary infrastructure for the company to continue to build upon its current momentum and sales in the United States and International markets.
According to Ed Goeddel, production manager of Aspen Laser, "We plan to utilize the new corporate space for continuing our research and development initiatives and accelerate clinical, regulatory, and engineering that will advance cutting edge technology and products. The mission of Aspen Laser is to change lives and improve practices, by providing every healthcare practice with our technology and drug free, non-invasive, and safe products. We are redefining pain management and recovery with clinical outcomes that are making a difference in the lives of individuals and healthcare practices."