Patent Update: That Was My Invention, Not Yours!

September
,
2019

The law permits only one patent per invention, but occasionally, two individuals separately apply for patents on the same invention. This can occur when each individual independently conceives of the invention without knowledge of the other. But, it can also occur when individuals work together but file separately and disagree as to who supplied the original concept. In either case, the conflict must be resolved...

Author Bios: 

M. Henry Heines

M. Henry Heines, PhD, JD, (Email: mhheines@comcast.net; Website: http://henryheines.com) is a patent attorney and an author, speaker, and consultant on patent-related topics for lawyers, as well as for scientists, engineers, and managers in technology companies, and has served as an expert witness in patent litigation. He began his career as a research engineer in the chemicals industry and worked in corporate patent practice before entering private practice, including 25 years as a partner in the firm now...Read more

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