So there is an existing product not being marketing for an area or use it could be a HUGE hit in, but with some minor tweaks made to it for it to be so as well.
I know nothing about design patents, and I worry that attempting to the call the company just gives them my idea completely. Is this a situation where obtaining a design patent to ensure they can’t make it the way I want to (and there really isn’t another practical, less-expensive design really) and THEN you talk to them? I looked at a design patent online, and there was absolutely no descriptive content in it and rather only reference to the photos of the product from differing angles – this I could probably do myself I’m thinking…..???? How can you go about tweaking an existing product without giving it away? (don’t know if it is patented or not and the shape would be entirely different — I’m thinking the only thing they could have gotten patented is the function of the material they used as this particular product has existed for eons – not sure yet)