“Sporting goods” is a blanket term that describes the technology used for a wide range of outdoor activities, ranging from baseball to hunting. That said, over the years, Burns Patent Law has helped countless clients obtain patents for a variety of sporting goods, including those for fishing, archery, camping, boating, running, football, lacrosse, and much more. If you believe you have developed a new and useful piece of sporting goods technology and are looking to secure legal protections for it, contact a California sporting goods patent lawyer from Burns Patent Law today.
Patenting your original technology can be an exciting, and, of course, potentially profitable endeavor. That said, it’s important you do so with a knowledgeable Orange County, California patent lawyer in your corner who can streamline the process and help ensure you don’t encounter any hiccups along the way. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. Burns Patent Law has effectively guided clients through the patent process for years, and we’re prepared to do the same for you.
There are endless types and niches of sporting goods technology that can potentially be patented. A very limited list of some examples of technology that may be patentable, or has been patented in the past, can include:
Advanced Sporting Apparel:
Smart Fitness Equipment:
Protective Gear with Improved Safety Features:
Outdoor Recreation Equipment:
The patent process can be complicated and document-heavy. Some of the ways in which a patent lawyer may prove indispensable include:
The timeline can vary significantly based on numerous factors. Initially, a thorough patent search is essential. This step alone may take several months, as it requires meticulous examination of existing patents. Once the application is filed, the waiting period begins. Typically, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) takes about 18 to 24 months to review a standard patent application. However, certain complexities can extend this period.
For inventors in the sporting goods sector, time-sensitive market entry is often crucial. Recognizing this, our firm offers strategic guidance to expedite the process where possible. Options such as Provisional Patent Applications provide a faster route to securing a filing date. While this doesn’t hasten the examination process, it can be a strategic move in a competitive market. The USPTO’s Track One prioritized examination program is another avenue. It promises a faster examination, usually within 12 months, for an additional fee.
Don’t go through the patent process alone. If you’re looking to patent your new and useful sporting goods technology, simply contact a California sporting goods patent lawyer from Burns Patent Law today.