Patent registration in India is available for inventions. A patent is a government-granted right that prevents others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented product or process without the permission of the patent holder.
What can be Patented
To be eligible for a patent, an invention must meet certain criteria:
- Novelty: The invention must not have been published or disclosed anywhere in India or abroad before filing the patent application.
- Inventive Step: The invention should not be obvious to a person skilled in the relevant field, considering the existing knowledge or documents.
- Industrial Applicability: The invention must have practical utility and be capable of being made or used in an industry.
Process of Patent Application:
The process of patent application involves several steps:
Step 1: Patent Search: Our team shall conduct a thorough search to check if the invention is already patented or similar inventions exist.
Step 2: Patent Application Filing: Our team shall filing the patent application along with the required documents and fees.
Step 3: Preparing Patentability Report: Our team shall evaluate the patentability of the invention and prepare a report.
Step 4: Publication of Patent Application: The patent application is published after a specific period, generally 18 months from the filing date.
Step 5: Patent Examination: The patent application is examined by the patent office to assess its compliance with patentability criteria.
Step 6: Patent Objections: If any objections are raised during the examination, our Advocates shall respond and address them.
Step 7: Grant of Patent: If the application is found to meet all requirements, the patent is granted, and the applicant becomes the patent holder.
Benefits of Patent Registration
- Encouragement for Innovations: Patents act as incentives for inventors and encourage further innovations by granting exclusive rights to the inventor.
- Protection against Competitors: Patent registration prevents competitors from copying, selling, or importing the patented invention without the owner’s permission.
- Potential Revenue Source: Patents can be monetized by selling or licensing them to others. Patent holders have the option to generate income by granting licenses to other companies, allowing them to use the patented technology in exchange for royalties or fees.
- Exclusive Rights and Control: Patent registration grants the owner exclusive rights to the invention for a specified period, typically 20 years from the filing date. This exclusive control allows the patent holder to decide how the invention is used, manufactured, or commercialized, providing them with a significant market advantage.