The patent wrapper for US4162792 includes some documents that mention Conic and Football model 003201. On May 18 1979, Mattel asked for the patent to be granted ASAP to keep infringing games from being imported. I don't see a direct response, but the patent was issued on July 31. On November 29, Mattel filed a suit against F.J. Strauss Co., which was a Hong Kong company. I'm not sure if they were related to Conic, or a distributer. I bet Conic put different labels on the game to help get it past customs.