Patent Registration



What is a Patent?

A patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to the owner of an invention to make, use, manufacture and market the invention, provided the invention satisfies certain conditions stipulated in the law. Exclusivity of right implies that no one else can make, use, manufacture or market the invention without the consent of the patent holder.

A patent is a monopoly granted and it enables the inventor to control the output and within the limits set by demand, the price of the patented products. A patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to the owner of an invention to make, use, manufacture and market the invention, provided the invention satisfies certain conditions stipulated in the law. Exclusivity of right implies that no one else can make, use, manufacture or market the invention without the consent of the patent holder. This right is available only for a limited period of time. A patent is an official document given to an inventor by the government allowing him to exclude anyone else from commercially exploiting his invention for a limited period which is 20 years at present.

F.A.Q

Following are the conditions of patentability:
     • Novelty;
     • Inventive Step; and
     • Industrial Applicability
The term of patent shall be twenty years from the date of filing application for patent.
To keep a patent in force, the renewal fees should be paid at the expiration of the second year from the date of the patent or of any succeeding year and the same should be remitted to the patent office before the expiration of the second or the succeeding year. The period for payment of renewal fees may be extended to such period not being more than six months if the request for such extension of time is made in Form 4 with the fee specified. While paying the renewal fee, the number and date of the patent concerned and the year in respect of which the fee is paid is required to be quoted. The annual renewal fees payable in respect of two or more years may be paid in advance.
The expiration date of patent is 20 years.
Details of the invention in the form of CD or pen drive mentioning the name, comparison with other existing products, uses and data of publication (if any). Applicant information shall also be provided.
Yes, absolutely. As many patents are invented every year, it is important to make a valid search to avoid unnecessary time and cost.
No, there is no patent worldwide. Patent application filed in India is applicable only in India.
You can visit the official website of https://ipindiaservices.gov.in/PublicSearch and make the necessary changes.