• An Intro to Double Patenting
  • January 12, 2017 | Author: H. Wayne Porter
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • “Double patenting,” one of the more arcane subjects in patent law, is based on a deceptively simple idea. A patent is a government grant that gives an inventor exclusive rights in his or her invention for a limited period. An inventor should not be allowed to circumvent that time limit by obtaining multiple patents for the same invention or for obvious variations of that invention.