Christie Street Expands Into Patent Filing

Los Angeles-based Christie Street, the online crowdfunding site aimed at hardware projects which is based in Los Angeles, has expanded into patent filing, the company said today. The firm said it will offer up a simple, cost-effective way to file patents, in a deal with legal firm White & Williams LLP.

The company said that at a cost of just $8,000, the service will let inventors file patents, providing drafting and filing of patent applications for inventors. The company said that the cost of a patent filing usually costs from $11,000 to $15,000.

Christie Street launched in December aimed at letting hardware inventors and companies crowdfund their projects; the site's most visible project is Doorbot, a product which is aimed at developing an intelligence, internet-connected doorbell/camera.