Monthly Archives: November 2015

Obvious-type Double Patenting Expanded in 2014

Obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) is non-statutory and is intended to prevent an inventor from extending a patent’s life by having two patents on the same invention. The issue can arise between pending applications, between a patent and one or more pending applications, and even between multiple patents. On April 22, 2014, in Gilead Sciences Inc. […]

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