Can I re-apply for the same patent after it expires? 3 Answers as of October 18, 2010

I have a design patent that will expire next year. Can I re-apply for the same patent?

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Mark S. Hubert PC
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
No, you may not re-apply for that same patent after expiration.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/18/2010
Kafantaris Law Group
Kafantaris Law Group | Theo Kafantaris
Unfortunately, once your patent term ends, you cannot reapply for the same patent.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2010
Devon & Associates
Devon & Associates | Marcia A. Devon
You can refile if you make improvements or nonobvious changes to your design. U.S. law prohibits double-patenting.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2010
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