I want to create & patent a product but it already exists. When I thought of this product, I didn't know that it already existed. I did a quick google search and nothing similar came up. I did a patent search with keywords, and found something similar already made, and patented.
Here's my question.......Can I create a product and patent it even if it's similar to the other product already being sold?
My product would be designed differently and be made of different materials.
Do I even need to patent it, could I just create it and start selling it?
Thank you in advance for any help/advice given!