patent family

Definition of "patent family"
  1. A collection of patents in different countries that cover the same invention by the same inventor
How to use "patent family" in a sentence
  1. The pharmaceutical company owns an expansive patent family for their drug invention.
  2. Their patent family spans across various countries, providing extensive protection for their technology.
  3. Expanding the patent family for their device helps the firm with global market penetration.

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