Q: Can I take a patented product add additional functionality and then package as a new product?

We found a few patented products with cable wired control knobs and buttons. We developed wireless solutions for these products adding functionality and optimisation. Can we incorporate the patented products with our wireless solutions and sell it as a new product with out infringing on the patent? We have not changed the patented features of the products.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: Generally, you cannot avoid infringement by adding features to a patented product. But it really depends on what the patent claims say.

You need to hire a patent attorney to be able to determine what to do. Relying on advice from strangers on the internet makes little sense.

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