Do I need a patent lawyer?
February 17, 2012 2:56 PM Subscribe
I have an idea for a fun project I'd like to fund via Kickstarter, but I need to do some due diligence first. My idea involves a variation on an existing product. How do I learn if there are patents involved and who I need to talk to to license them if needed? Is this a job for a patent lawyer?
posted by o2b to Work & Money (3 answers total)
It may be worth noting that the product in question is neither new nor terribly popular, so I hope it won't be too challenging to gain the permissions I need.
(Actually, what I'm really hoping, since the product has been around for a long time, is that any patents have actually expired.)