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I want to manufacture a product that is patented but no longer produced

The original manufacturer still holds the patent (US5787839 Lapsed ) but no longer produces the item. What are my options to license or buy the patent?
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Timing on lapsed patent--protected?

I have a lapsed patent which I am attempting to get reinstated via petition (SB-66: unintentional delay in payment of maintenance fees). Once I am reinstated, I will have been lapsed (unprotected) for ...
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When a patent goes into Lapse status in European countries can it be renewed later?

When a patent goes into Lapse status in European countries can it be renewed later? What are the different status a patent can have that make it enforceable at present or in the future?