While browsing patents for insecticide related inventions that use denatonium as an aversive agent, i noticed two patents that use the exact same paragraph in their description. The text can be found both in paragraph 0014 of patent 20220046919 and in in paragraph 0005 of patent 20220142159. Both inventions share one inventor in common.
According to ChatGPT, plagiarism in a patent description can lead to issues of patentability, validity and enforceability. A single inventor is allowed to re-use prior work when filing for a patent that builds on a previous patent. But these patents are filed by different inventors, each group having one inventor in common (Veera Parasu Uppara).
I don't know if this could be seen as a case of plagiarism, but it did get me wondering; Could plagiarism indeed lead to issues in patentability and validity? If so, in what ways?