PATENT OLD THING FOR NEW USE

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Mar 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: Can I patent an alternate use for an OTC medication? I don't want to go into too much detail but, I used and OTC medication for one issue as intended and it had other more purposeful use in treating something else. I know its vague but can you possibly patent it?

ANSWER: Yes, if the using the medication for the something else is new and not obvious.

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