SAME IDEA, DIFFERENT WAY

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: Idea for which a patent already exist? I thought of an idea and worked to make it happen. When I was thinking about patenting it, I found out that it already exist. I have put a lot of hard work and money in to this idea. The technology behind it is different though. Is there anyway I can create a new patent because the technology or the way we achieve the final product is different

ANSWER: Yes, the same idea can be patented, if the same idea is achieved in a different way or different technology, if the different way/technology is not obvious.

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Michael Shimokaji

Mr. Shimokaji specializes in the health care industry, including medical devices, medtech, and life sciences. Over the last 30 years, he has also supported clients in industries as diverse as aerospace, apparel, chemicals, computer software, and telecommunications. His expertise includes infringement litigation, patent and trademark portfolio development, and intellectual property transactions.

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