Patent attorney behind OraHealth’s treatment for dry mouth

For two decades, patent attorney Jeff Haley helped other people start companies. A lifelong inventor, Haley held patents in his name but nothing worth launching a company until 2001.

That’s when his passion for inventing collided with his training as a chemist to solve his aggravating canker-sore problem.

The medicine — licorice-root extract — is not as exciting as the vehicle that delivers it, a little patch that people place over the sore. Its adhesive is strong enough that it will not slip off but gentle enough that it does not irritate lips and gums.

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Source: The Seattle Times