Ler­man & Szlak ad­vised IN­VEN­TU and the Na­tion­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Rosario on Open Source In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty for their in­no­v­a­tive res­pi­ra­to­ry emer­gency de­vice

Lerman & Szlak advised INVENTU and the National University of Rosario on Open Source Intellectual Property for their innovative respiratory emergency device


“We do not al­ways have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to col­lab­o­rate with such a sig­nif­i­cant project. We are grate­ful to Pablo Schnit­man, INVENTU´s at­tor­ney and the IN­VEN­TU Team who trust­ed us for the In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty strat­e­gy and we wish them the great­est suc­cess, which will be shared with all hu­man­i­ty in the fight against COVID-19”, Celia Ler­man, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty team leader at Ler­man & Szlak

Ler­man & Szlak team ad­vised IN­VEN­TU, an en­tre­pre­neur­ship start­ed by a group of young Ar­gen­tine in­no­va­tors who, with the sup­port of the Na­tion­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Rosario, de­signed “Un Respiro”. This res­pi­ra­to­ry emer­gency de­vice, which has al­ready been test­ed by the med­ical com­mu­ni­ty and awaits ANMAT’s ap­proval, has wifi and low-cost 4G, and is quick­ly built, which fa­vors its world­wide man­u­fac­ture and use dur­ing COVID-19 Pan­dem­ic.

On its pre­sen­ta­tion video IN­VEN­TU refers that “its main char­ac­ter­is­tic is that it is scal­able  and there are no lim­its to pro­duce it. Our De­sign is Open Source so that it can be re­pro­duced in Ar­genti­na and in the World…. We will strate­gi­cal­ly link all the ac­tors nec­es­sary to re­duce pro­duc­tion times. It is a sim­ple ma­chine with few parts, which makes it re­li­able, eco­nom­i­cal and easy to main­tain.”

Celia Ler­man, Gabriela Szlak and their team col­lab­o­rat­ed with Pablo Shnit­man in the In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty strat­e­gy of the res­pi­ra­to­ry emer­gency de­vice, which al­lowed its cre­ators to of­fer it from Ar­genti­na to the whole world with the aim of fa­cil­i­tat­ing the man­u­fac­ture and dis­tri­b­u­tion of res­pi­ra­to­ry equip­ment and thus avoid­ing its short­age, im­prov­ing the treat­ments, and look­ing to save more lives.

 “As a le­gal team, we are touched by being able to sup­port a project like “Un Respiro”, which aims to save lives dur­ing the pan­dem­ic.”, said Gabriela Szlak, who leads the Dig­i­tal Busi­ness team at Ler­man & Szlak.

The pro­vid­ed le­gal ad­vice al­lowed the con­sol­i­da­tion of IN­VEN­TUs and UNRs Open Source In­tel­lec­tu­al & In­dus­tri­al Prop­er­ty over this de­vice and its ma­te­ri­als such as de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing in­for­ma­tion, doc­u­ments and User man­u­als. Thus, the equip­ment can be de­vel­oped world­wide un­der a free li­cense for use, man­u­fac­ture, dis­tri­b­u­tion and sale – with a glob­al scope – for max­i­mum term of 3 years (for more in­for­ma­tion, see the li­cense avail­able soon here).

We cel­e­brate the in­ven­tive­ness and sol­i­dar­i­ty of IN­VEN­TU by of­fer­ing “Un Respiro” through its #So­mosOpen­Source (“#WeAre­Open­Source”) cam­paign, and we ad­here to its mot­to: “dream­ing and do­ing are two words that must nev­er be sep­a­rat­ed”.

For more in­for­ma­tion about “Un Respiro” and its Open Source In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty strat­e­gy click here, you can al­so read some press ar­ti­cles here and here, or con­tact us at [email protected].


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Angela works closely with Team Lerman & Szlak, specializing in online intellectual property research and content.

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