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DAY 3: ? Always Look up the Patent on Product You Want to Produce by Richard Goldstein

My nugget is that if you see a patent number on a product that you want to produce, look up the patent! (You can use https://patents.google.com to search for the patent by patent number.)


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My nugget is that if you see a patent number on a product that you want to produce, look up the patent!
(You can use https://patents.google.com to search for the patent by patent number.)

If you don’t – you might be giving up an opportunity too easily, because:
1. Patents expire, and when they do they are fair game, and
2. The patent might not be for the overall concept, but for a specific variation or specific details.

Design patents expire 15 years after they issue
Utility patents expire 20 years after filing but may expire early if maintenance fees are not paid by the patent owner.

It is often hard to figure out what is covered by a patent. But whatever it is, it cannot be whatever existed at the time that patent was filed.
Looking for older patents, that show the general idea, can be a good clue that the patent in front of you does cover the overall idea and must be for something more specific.

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Rich Goldstein is a patent attorney that helps entrepreneurs to protect their products and brands. He has obtained more than 2000 patents for his clients and is the author of the American Bar Association’s “Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent”. Rich is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to become ‘patent savvy’, so that they make good business decisions and protect themselves while avoiding IP problems.

You can learn can get a free video course to learn more about patents at PatentVideos.com and learn more about the patent services provided by Rich’s firm at GoldsteinPatentLaw.com .

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