Q: Hello,Does it mean that no one can even make a device working in a simmilar manner with different configuration?
US Patent for Method and system for generating electricity from footsteps Patent (Patent # 11,309,769)
A: The patent prevents others from making the specific system set forth in the claims (the numbered paragraphs at the end of the patent). The broadest coverage is claim 1, which has some very specific parameters. If a system does not include every element of claim 1 (or an "equivalent" thereof), it is not covered by this patent. If you have a particular system in mind and you are unsure if it is covered by the claims, you should contact a qualified patent attorney, who can do this analysis for you.
While a patent grants its holder the exclusive right to make, use, and sell the patented invention, it does not necessarily prevent others from creating similar devices with different configurations that achieve a similar function. However, the specific details of the patent claims and the potential similarities between the new device and the patented invention would determine whether there is a potential infringement issue. It's advisable to consult with an attorney to assess the situation based on the specific circumstances.
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