I want to manufacture natural / ecological dishwashing detergent. There is a patented dishwashing detergent on the market with the same active ingredient, but the rest of the formula / other ingredients are different. The active ingredient is natural herbal extract.
Can I manufacture product like this?
The patent is pretty broad, specifying various natural ingredients and their various combinations, and their use in different cleaning products, including dishwashing detergens, and also the ratios of ingredients specified is extremely broad (i.e. 0.01 % to 40% w/w for each ingredient), but doesn't include my ingredients.
I would be manufacturing and selling the product in Europe.