Elk Grove Village, IL asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois

Q: What do I need to do or what documents I need to have to legally sell a product that has a patent?

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick

A: You will most certainly need a license from the person who holds the patent, or the licensee who has the ability to grant sub-licenses to the patent in question. If you are planning to make, use, sell, or offer for sale a patented invention you need permission to do so from the patentee.

Patent licenses can be very complex documents and can make-or-break how you're able to lawfully proceed with your business. You should enlist the help from a patent attorney with experience in licensing. Feel free to reach out to me for a free consultation!

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