a single PATENT LAW issue phone consultation
Hello! I'm a start-up operation, working on bringing a product idea to market. My product is unique, but there is a piece of an existing patented product that I would like to use in my product.
Their product is patented, with claims 1 thru 5 included; I would like to use the item that's claim #3 (it's a very good clamp). My final product has ZERO similarity to their overall product. They have a good clamp that I'd like to use with my product. I need legal guidance!
I will point you to the existing patent. I will show you how I'd like to use that device's claimed item on my product. I will then ask you how legally permissible that sounds to you! And I will ask you a number of follow up questions, such as "what if I..." and " what if they...." and such. All in all, a basic real phone consultation.
This is all in context of U.S. patent law, by the way. Seems to me, if you are experienced at all in patent law, this will be the easiest money you make all week.