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Question: I have found a medical device that is an incredible tool for those trying to reduce or stop smoking. It has never been marketed to this audience/consumer. The device is common and manufactured by hundreds of suppliers worldwide. Without changing anything about it, I would like to repackage, rename and change the instructions. Can I do this legally?

Answer: One area that could be of concern is patent. Generally, a patent protects against others from making, using, or selling. Though you are selling to a consumer group to whom the product has not been previously marketed, there may be patents protecting this product.

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