common inventor

Definition of "common inventor"
  1. A person listed as an inventor on more than one patent application or issued patent, implying shared responsibility for the inventions
How to use "common inventor" in a sentence
  1. Thomas Edison was a common inventor listed on several hundred patents.
  2. Being a common inventor increases a person's credibility in the field.
  3. The common inventor's name showed up on two different patent applications.

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