I am looking to get a search done to find out what historic and lapsed patents exist around the thread design on a plastic bottle cap and the tamper evident ring.
There is a lot of IP around this area with regard to bottling and packaging innovations, so i want to reference a design that is not longer under patent protection. We are working on a concept design for a product and need to steer clear of any IP conflict that may already be out there and protected.
The details of what we are looking for specifically are the patents numbers, expiration dates and associated images of the thread design and tamper evidence rings ( the small plastic ring that is left behind on the bottle after you open the cap for the first time).
14 freelancers are bidding on average $18/hour for this job
Good searcher and have delivered almost 100 novelty searches. Apart from that I have experience in FTO, landscape analysis and validity/invalidity searches.
I am a PhD graduate in Materials Engineering. I have read tons of publications, patents, and books which will be a great asset for this job. I have published some international journals as well.