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Q: Hi, ive made an adaptor to fit onto Cookie G35, they claim infringement, but i dont see any patent on utility plate

They manufactered an utility plate to which ive made a custom adaptor to use with other model cameras, which still needs the original product from Cookie composite group. They have claimed that anything i produce which can be used with their helmet and utility system is an infringement, which i find hard to believe.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Pittsboro, NC

A: I am sorry but this sort of situation deserves a serious answer that will only come when a patent attorney looks at the accused product, the cease and desist letter, and the referenced patents. This is simply not a good candidate for casual comments on a public web site.

As a general rule, people sell accessories to all sorts of patented products. For example, the highly patented iPhones can be used with protective cases sold by third parties.

If the product you are selling generates significant revenue for you, then you should consult a patent attorney.

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