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What is the status of US20120049410?

That's a patent application, not a grant. Usually a granted patent is identifiable on Google patents site: the document's Publication type in the blue cartouche shows Grant as opposed to Application ...
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does an open source project describing how to make something infringe a patent?

To infringe a patent directly one needs to make, sell, offer for sale, import or use a patented device or perform the steps of a method claim in a granted patent. Publishing something that explains ...
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does an open source project describing how to make something infringe a patent?

Based on what I can see from the Mighty Mouse link, it is not infringing on the 3DConnexion patents. The Mighty Mouse is based on using a standard dual axis joystick while the 3DConnexion mouse ...
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Expired Patent?

Am I in the clear to manufacture this product? Not necessarily. Even if the marked patent is expired, there may be other patents (or designs) that are pending and in force, which would cover the ...
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Can this device be made by anyone now?

A) That would be a legal opinion that would be best asked - in that form - to a patent attorney. B) To answer the underlying question, of how do I find out whether a patent is expired? There are ...
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Can this device be made by anyone now?

No. Or at least, not without risking getting sued. This patent appears to be granted and currently in force in Canada (according to CIPO, with all renewal fees up to date.
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