Nixon Peabody represented Mohammad Sayed (“Moh”), founder of nonprofit Rim Power, in successfully securing U.S. Patent No. 10,299,975 from The United States Patent Office for a wheelchair mounting system invention.
Since coming to the United States as a child in 2009 to escape the war in Afghanistan, Moh has used his passion and talent to help improve the lives of wheelchair users around the world. Moh is himself a wheelchair user as a result of the war.
The patented technology allows wheelchair users to easily mount accessories to their wheelchairs using a two-part system: an adapter that fits around part of the wheelchair and a lock that engages the adapter and includes a mounting platform. The user can simply mount and remove various accessories such as a mobile phone holder, a tray, or a cup holder.
Moh calls his invention the “Key 2 Freedom” because it facilitates independence for wheelchair users and gives them the freedom to attach their own accessories in a personalized manner. The issued patent represents years of work, stretching back to when Moh presented a 3-D printed prototype to President Barack Obama at a White House science fair in 2015.
A disability rights advocate, inventor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, writer and motivational speaker, Moh founded the nonprofit organization Rim Power and authored the comic book series Wheelchair Man, which tells the story of an Afghan-American superhero based on events in his own life. He works tirelessly to rebuild hope and empowerment among wheelchair users worldwide.
The Nixon Peabody patent team included Chicago attorneys Bradley Taub (Picture) and Angelo Christopher.
Law Firms: Nixon Peabody LLP;
Clients: Mohammad Sayed;