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Patent and Inventing Discussion => Patent Questions and Advice => Topic started by: iper on January 10, 2021, 12:50:07 PM

Title: Is it possible to patent two versions of a device in one patent?
Post by: iper on January 10, 2021, 12:50:07 PM
Hello

Is it possible to patent two versions of a device in one patent?

I cannot come up with a unifying statement that encompasses both versions. They are very related but they are also distinct.

Is it possible to patent them in one patent? At least in US and EU?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Is it possible to patent two versions of a device in one patent?
Post by: Brad on January 10, 2021, 09:26:41 PM
It is possible to include them both in the same application which will save you some money initially in filing fees.  However, if the patent examiner believes they are distinct inventions they will ask that you choose one of the inventions for examination.  You will then have the opportunity to file a spin-off application called a "divisional" patent application focusing on the second invention. 
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