Seaford, DE asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Delaware

Q: US6433276B1 Can I sell this product after the patent expires? Can Patents be renewed?

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Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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A: Patents cannot be renewed after the end of their full term (in contrast to trademarks and copyrights).

To be clear, a patent that goes abandoned early for failure to pay a maintenance fee can be revived if the failure was unintentional.

To the extent that one patent has expired, it is no longer a threat but there may be additional patents that are not expired on improvements so you should seek help from a patent attorney to look for any such patents.

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