Where do I to begin with for patents?

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The first step starts with a prior art search which means a thorough search of various patent databases, technical literature and can even include a market survey. This is for determining if the invention is novel and non-obvious on the date of filing the application. If it is not so, then a patent cannot be… Read more »

What is a Patent and how does it help the innovators?

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Patent is a statutory right granted by the respective governments. It gives one the exclusive rights and bars others from making, using, selling and importing product or process, based on the patented invention without one’s prior permission. Intellectual Property is the Property, which has been created by exercise of Intellectual Faculty. It is the result… Read more »

Can I patent an idea?

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No. Ideas are not patentable. Once the idea of the nature of your innovation turns to a definite shape, you can file a provisional patent application. A Patent is an exclusive monopoly rights granted by the Government to an inventor over his invention for a limited period of time. Patent is recognition to the form of… Read more »

Why do I need patent search?

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Patent search can be done for many purposes. First, it helps to identify the existing technologies, and research can avoid reinventing the invention without spending huge money and time. And it can find opportunities to improve existing technologies and may reveal trends in certain technologies. And it also performed for assessing the patentability of an… Read more »

How long does a patent search take to complete?

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A patent search takes about 10 days to complete after receiving invention disclosure with drawings and a written explanation. A patent search is a search of issued patents and published patent applications for inventions that might be considered important prior art; references when applying for a patent. Prior art is anything in the public domain,… Read more »

What are the rights given to the patentee?

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The patentee has the exclusive right to prevent unauthorized third parties from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the patented product in India. If the patent has been granted for a process then the patentee has the exclusive right to prevent unauthorized parties from using, offering for sale, selling or importing the patented… Read more »

Why patent inventions?

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The basic reason for patenting an invention is to make money through exclusivity i.e. the inventor or his assignee would have a monopoly if – The inventor has made an important invention after taking into account the modifications that the customer, and If his patent agent has described and claimed the invention correctly in the… Read more »

Can a patent be granted on the basis of provisional specification?

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No, a complete specification must be filed within 12 months of filing the provisional specification. Remember the Patent Office will not examine the provisional specification for grant of patents. A Patent is an exclusive monopoly rights granted by the Government to an inventor over his invention for a limited period of time. Patent is recognition… Read more »

What is the term for patent in India?

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The term of every patent in India is 20 years from the date of filing. A Patent is an exclusive monopoly rights granted by the Government to an inventor over his invention for a limited period of time. Patent is recognition to the form of intellectual property manifested in invention. The basic reason for patenting… Read more »

What is Paris Convention?

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Paris Convention is an international convention. India is also a member to this convention. Under this convention if one applies for registration of patent in any member country, within six months from the date of filing of patent application in India, they will have the same priority as in India. A Patent is an exclusive… Read more »