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TVSG inventor quoted on ABRN

August 05, 2009

Ian Monat, a young entrepreneur and client of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Technology Ventures Services Group, recently was quoted in Automotive Body Repair News about the problem of catalytic converter thefts.

Monat, with business partner and fellow ASU graduate Steve Meislahn, developed and are marketing the Catlock, a device that secures a vehicle's catalytic converter using steel plates and a cable. The pair received legal and business advice from the TVSG, a clinic at the College of Law.

"The bill to replace your catalytic converter can be several thousands of dollars, and the automobile is inoperable and illegal to drive until it's replaced," said Monat, who ought to know: his was stolen last summer, prompting the development of the Catlock.

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Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law