So apparently Sorbo has let their patents expire for some reason.
We are already seeing new products (I will not name them to be safe) that appear to duplicate the Sorbo handle.
What implications for our industry do you think this has? Any ideas how this might effect product design and availability?
I’m not being sarcastic when I ask… how? :-/
I am no patent lawyer or anything, but I assume that anyone can now manufacture his designs. That could open up the market to new products.
patents are granted for certain periods of time not forever.
From what Ive read and I could be totally wrong… Once a patent expires it doesnt quite mean its “public domain”. It could be like a limbo period before.