Some friends and I have come up with a unique design idea in the apparel space. This is NOT our core competency, but we've presented the idea publicly, and gotten extremely positive responses.
I have discussed the idea with an experience patent attorney and they feel that we can get a design patent on the idea with sufficient coverage to protect us if we take this to market.
Since we do not have any expertise in creating an apparel company, it seems like the most straightforward approach is to obtain a design patent, then license it to someone with experience in this space.
- Is that viable?
- How would we find such a company?