Kirkland, WA asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Washington

Q: Patent: I want to patent a projectile based off the 9mm luger. Can I patent a projectile using the same dimensions?

The impact lead has on shooting ranges is devastating to the local environment. The goal would be to produce ammunition that could be used in common calibers. This ammunition would comprise of materials that could be broken down naturally and with low to no impact on the environment and ground water.

1 Lawyer Answer
Carl Massey Jr
Carl Massey Jr
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Lewisville, NC

A: Sounds like the composition of your projectile is what will be relevant. Dimensions would not seem to be the issue. If you're projectile composition is novel and nonobvious, then you may be able to obtain a utility patent. I'd be happy to discuss.

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