Do patents prevent individuals from making a product out of patented invention for personal use?
If they do in fact prevent individuals from doing so, how can this be enforced?
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Yes - patents give the patent is the right to try to stop others from making, selling, offering for sale, importing and using.
Very unlikely to be any enforcement. But I have heard of someone who modified a jet ski to shoot him in the air on a stream of water who got a serious sounding cease and desist letter because it made the local papers.