Basically, I had an idea for a product that I was not intending on patenting, but merely to sell on a small scale and see how it did. However, after a bit of research I found that someone had already applied for a patent for the idea in 2010.
However, this patent application is still in A1 stage (I'm not entirely sure what this means) and has not been granted for nearly 6 years, so I was wondering what that implies about the status of the patent, and more importantly whether I can still go ahead and continue with my plan as there isn't a 'granted' patent for it?
Apologies, I'm very new to patent law. The patent I'm talking about is this one: http://www.google.com/patents/WO2010002751A3