It’s been nearly a year since I started writing about e-cigarettes, but they’ve become a big topic of conversation, especially since the announcement last week that e-cigarette companies had been granted a new patent for the device.
E-cigarettes use a battery pack that’s inserted into a person’s mouth and inhaled, producing vapor that’s then absorbed into the air around the person.
Companies are trying to bring the technology to market faster than ever before, and that’s why they’ve been pushing to patent a new flavor for each new flavor.
While it may seem like a small price to pay, the companies have a chance to make a big impact.
As the patent filing states, “The patent filing is intended to allow for the safe and efficient manufacturing of a novel battery pack which can be installed in e-cig aerosol and to enable the use of e-liquid to replace the vapor produced by a conventional cigarette.”
That’s a big goal, and it seems like the patent is a good way for them to start making a dent in the market.
I asked some experts what the potential impact of the patent might be, and I’m going to try to answer your questions in the comments section.
First, let’s look at the potential patents: A new flavor of e cigarette