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No. Patents are not renewable.  Once their term expires, they enter the public domain. 

However, you can file for an improvement that was not previously known and possibly obtain a patent on the improved invention.  Once the first patent enters the public domain, others will still be able to practice the original invention, though; just not the improvement.

 

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Dr. Thomas R. (Terry) Williamson III is a Patent Attorney practicing in Atlanta, Georgia.

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1870 The Exchange, Suite 100 - Atlanta, Georgia 30339