Author Topic: Festool parent acquires Saw Stop  (Read 13675 times)

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Offline ChuckM

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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 »

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Offline JimH2

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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.