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Use of other patented components

Use of other patented components
« on: April 30, 2017, 03:01:01 AM »
Hi Brad,

I'm new to the forum and have been reading over all of the excellent information that you have provided.

I am working on an electronic device that will need to combine other, potentially patented, components.  Is it possible to obtain a utility patent for this device?  For example, a cell phone uses a camera, speaker, etc. that are manufactured by another company.  Can the company that creates the cell phone obtain a patent?  this may not be a good example because obviously that technology has been around long enough for the patents to have expired.. but what about in the case where that patents for combined components have not expired?

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Use of other patented components
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 07:42:51 AM »
Yes.  As long as the combination is new and not obvious. 
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