Q: Provisional patent Jeld Wen /Masonite could be interested in. lawyers available in this field to negotiate?
Our Product forms part of this industry's essential component with cost saving benefits. Their monopoly supplier American Containers 50m units pa could be interested?
A: If you really think you have something that would be worth licensing, then you should find the money to get a non-provisional patent application written and filed. I would suggest filing it with a Track One request and the relevant fee (which may be as low as $1000) in order to get a first Office Action in a few months. Your ability to license this will be markedly different once you have a notice of allowance or an actual issued patent versus a mere provisional filing.
You should count on having to fund at least one Office Action response and there are fees to get the patent issued so this is not inexpensive. But if you really have something of industrial merit, then you need to do things at industrial grade rather than hobby grade.
I hope this helps.
Kevin E Flynn
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