Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Apr 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: Can I buy a patented product add something to it and resell it ? So a company has patented an item and I want to add an accessory to it to make it fancier can I buy it from them and add my touch and re sell it and also make it into my own business adding and reselling that product

ANSWER: If the terms of the sale do not include a restriction on resale, then you may alter the patented product for resale free of restriction from the patent.

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Michael Shimokaji

Mr. Shimokaji specializes in the health care industry, including medical devices, medtech, and life sciences. Over the last 30 years, he has also supported clients in industries as diverse as aerospace, apparel, chemicals, computer software, and telecommunications. His expertise includes infringement litigation, patent and trademark portfolio development, and intellectual property transactions.


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