Harrisville, MI asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Michigan

Q: PATENT #6,602,028 B1, Life cycle ending 06/2019 can I reproduce these parts without legal repercussions from Sandvik

I have companies contacting me to re-produce patented parts. The parts are no longer available can I legally reproduce through reverse engineering.

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
Answered
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: You may want to check the patent term ending again. I am getting an expiration date of May 14, 2020. (But I may well be mistaken in my calculations)

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL

A: I would be careful about relying solely on that one patent. There may be others that affect your freedom to operate. I suggest getting an opinion from a lawyer about whether you are clear to manufacture those parts without risking infringement. Budget at least $4,000 for such an opinion. Good luck!

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