n Without Prejudice - Hedging your bets (patents) : intellectual property

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



"Double patenting" is the protection of one invention by two or more separate patents. It sometimes happens that an applicant for a patent for a new invention will file separate patent applications with overlapping claims directed to different aspects of the invention. This could be - but is not necessarily - double patenting. On the very rare occasion it has even happened that two separate inventors have devised the same invention completely separately from each other and filed competing patent applications for the same invention.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error