n Without Prejudice - Hedging your bets (patents) : intellectual property
|Article Title||Hedging your bets (patents) : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Apr 2009|
|Pages||24 - 26|
"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.
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