Consider our crafting guide as your FAQ page. Everything here are common questions that are asked a lot in our Amazon FBA community. This page will be constantly updated over time. We only promote our own battle-tested resources here.
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What kind of files do I send to my product designers or packaging designer?
For Product designers, people creating mold and 3D molds of your physical product you’ll want to send the CAD files.
For packaging designers, print and etc; they will generally want AI files.
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Patent Infringement? The considerations are based on my 2 experiences where my products were hit with patent infringements where the patent owner lodged a claim with Amazon. The first case was very similar to your plight where it was my best selling product accounting for over 50% of my revenue.
Do not make contact with Amazon or the patent owner until you have evaluated the situation and have hired a patent attorney. Do not admit guilt and do not provide your feedback until you have a formal position.
Your patent attorney will conduct research and investigation which includes a determination of whether you do infringe the patent (wholly or partly) and whether there was "prior art". If there was prior art (e.g. the patent was available in product prior to the patent being approved), then patent may not hold.
Your patent attorney will also advise whether it's worth litigating (e.g. if the patent can be challenged and would the patent owner attorney advise their client to litigate knowing that if they lost the case, there would be precedence and the patent is all but useless).
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