San Diego, CA asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California

Q: Can I patent a slide on golf glove? No velcro, elastic band at the wrist that expands/retracts when removing.

2 Lawyer Answers

Peter D. Mlynek

  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: Well, yes, you can. But it is not going to be easy, because there are so many of them out there already.

Karima Gulick agrees with this answer

Karima Gulick

  • Patents Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It really depends on the improvement and changes you've made to the existing products. If your improvements or changes are novel and would not have been obvious to someone skilled in the art, then yes. As Mr. Mlynek suggests, if there are plenty of them out there, this might be an uphill battle. To make sure, I highly recommend you contact a patent professional to help you make that determination for your specific product.

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