A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a government to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process. Patents are a form of intellectual property.
In India for any invention to be a patent, the invention must be a new product or process and it should involve an inventive step and capable of being made or used in an industry. Patent registrations have a validity of 20 years from the date of filing of patent application. Patent registration are of 2 type – Provisional and complete. A provisional patent lasts for 12 months only; within which a complete patent application must be filed to avoid abandoning the application else the invention becomes non-patentable
Legal Protection- Patent registration is evidence of owner over his invention. Therefore, patent registration gives the owner legal protection for his/her work.
Commercial Value-Registered patent can be used for marketing and creating a sense of goodwill and quality in the minds of your customer. Also it can be sold/leased or given on franchisee thus generating revenue
Time Period-Patent registrations In India are valid for 20 years from the date of filing of patent application, whether it is filed with provisional or complete specification.
Competitive Edge- Patent registration gives competitive edge for the business, also Competitors will not be allowed to use the patented invention for similar goods or services.
Provisional Patent- For increasing chances of obtaining patent registration, a provision specification should be filed along with a patent application when applicant thinks that the invention has reached a stage wherein it can be disclosed on paper but is not complete
Patent Office In India- Patent registration applications are handled by the Patent Office, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks.
Day 1- ComplyPartner Team would interact with client
Day 3- Team would prepare Patent application
Day 6- Expert would prepare Patent application
Day 10-Patent acknowledgement to be shared
Day 10- Patent Application to be filed to govt.
Day 8 - Patent Application To Be reviewed by client
Applicant’s identity and address proof
Inventors’ identity and address proof
Description, claims, abstract and drawings, if any
Details of all corresponding foreign applications, including application number, date of filing and current status