Q: How to know I'm not infringing selling NMN anti-aging supplement? Very complicated patents about mfg, use etc.
At amazon dozens of companies are selling NMN so it appears to be unpatented as a molecule, unlike the competitor NR (nicotinamide riboside) where patent holder ChromaDex claims a monopoly sues others distributing it. Yet google patent pulls up many US and foreign patents - some mfg process and some use for various rejuvenation health claims, so maybe I am blocked in some ways. Suppliers in China may be using a process that infringes US or foreign process NMN patents, & it's unlikely these manufacturers will tell me their full process since it's likely at least part trade secret; even if they do I can't verify, yet have strict liability if part of their process infringes. I plan to distribute only in US but know some intl patents apply so I can't disregard. How do I find out what patents block the ingredient itself, the mfg process or claimed use, to make my product/label for use here in the US? What's that search called? what would it typically cost? Contact me if you offer this!
Your question is pretty convoluted, impossible to answer here.
You have to consult an attorney.
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