Author Topic: Festool parent acquires Saw Stop  (Read 12846 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ChuckM

  • Posts: 1145
Re: Festool parent acquires Saw Stop
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2019, 12:58 PM »
Sawstop patents start to expire in 2021. Although, apparently there are more than 100 patents active. So it might take a while before we'll see prices come down.

No one should base purchasing decisions on the hopes of expiring patents and the lower pricing that might be seen.

From the wiki: "The SawStop patents begin to expire in August 2021, with filed extensions this could extend until April 2024 for the early patents. Given that there are about 100 patents, patent protection for this product line may continue for some years."

If other sawmakers could start making their own versions of sawstop in 2021 or soon after that, and Bosch could resume selling its REAXX, the question is: What TTS acquired SawStop for? Couldn't Festool wait?

I wonder if the patent story is that simple.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 01:02 PM by ChuckM »

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline JimH2

  • Posts: 809
Re: Festool parent acquires Saw Stop
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2019, 03:56 PM »
Maybe the key patents don't expire until 2024 giving Festool plenty of time to integrate and improve it and/or possibly license it to other manufacturers. It's all speculation, but I seriously doubt this was a handout to SawStop.

They may also have other safety products in the pipeline that are equally valuable.