Gainesville residents John and Susan Perkins operate, Basic Black, a company that produces protective armor for armed forces and police. John is an engineer and grew up in a military family. However, he initially began developing protective armor from contacts he met volunteering as a Boy Scout troop leader. A parent of a child in a Boy Scout troop asked him to develop protective armor for police cars. Eventually other Scout parents, who were in the military, requested armor that was more protective. John enjoyed researching and developing products that helped those serving our country stay safe.

Perkins has created many products including an armored plate that protects the shoulder area, clipboards that can protect against rifle shots, and a safety shield that protects against flash bang grenades. Perkins strives to make his products better by constantly obtaining feedback from the men who use them. As he creates his products, Perkins needs the help of an intellectual property attorney to apply for patents and ensure that his ideas are protected.

Inventors want to enjoy success similar to John Perkins, but need to protect their ideas in order to do it. If you have identified a problem and have developed an idea that will solve it, the Law Office of Knellinger & Associates has patent attorneys that are experienced in protecting inventions and ideas. Please contact our business to learn how we can guide you through the patent process. We can help you determine if someone else has already applied for a similar patent, and how your patent application can be unique. We also can help if you believe that someone is infringing on your patents.

About Richard Knellinger

The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates provides legal advice and representation for individuals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Gainesville, Florida, and communities throughout north central Florida, including cities such as Ocala, Starke, Palatka, Lake City, Middleburg, Trenton, Bronson, Lake Butler, Cross City, Williston, Chiefland, Alachua, Jasper, Live Oak, and Jacksonville, Florida.

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