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Gravity Water

Patent Filing


Assist a nonprofit providing last-mile communities with resilient water infrastructure by filing a patent application.

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: Gravity Water provides schools in last-mile communities with resilient water infrastructure they can rely on throughout the future. Each of their systems is built by local community members using locally accessible materials, creating a local empowerment model that is resilient to failure over time.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Legal Issue(s):

Gravity Water developed technology that allows residential and industrial buildings to operate off both rain and freshwater through an automated process. They are seeking assistance filing a patent for their design. This technology has and will continue to be used to benefit schools and low-income communities across the APAC region. However, the Gravity Water team is considering creating a hybrid entity and developing an earned income model in the U.S. private sector. Proceeds would be used to scale impact through their non-profit. At this time, the Gravity Water team has not decided whether the patent should be owned by the founder, non-profit, or prospective for-profit entity. Any guidance on this issue would be greatly appreciated, but it is a secondary request.