Patent Filing Procedure

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Patent Filing Procedure

Once the inventor decides to protect his/her invention, the inventor needs to file a patent application for the invention, and this post attempts to throw some light on patent procedure in brief. Before getting into the actual procedure, it is important to know certain basic questions on patent filing. What are the patentability criteria? Before filing patent application, it is … Read More

Provisional vs. Complete patent specification

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When an applicant wishes to obtain patent right for his/her invention, it is required to disclose the invention to the patent office through a patent specification drafted in a specific format. As I have already mentioned in my previous blog that there are two different types of drafting a patent specification, I will now focus on the pros and cons of … Read More

International patent application – Things you should know

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If you are an Indian resident and your invention or your novel product is catered to markets of multiple countries or if you are thinking to expand your business overseas, then it is highly recommended to file patent application internationally in all those countries to show the monopoly over the invention. I am often asked these common set of questions … Read More

Foreign Filing License and its importance

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Once the patent application is filed, it gives regional right pertaining to India and not global right to make use of the invention everywhere. If an inventor or applicant desires to make use of the invention outside that India, then patent application needs to be filed in those specific countries. Why file patent application in foreign countries? If the inventor … Read More

Guidelines on drafting Indian Patent application

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Patent Drafting in India

Once the patent search process for your invention is done and if the invention is found to have higher chances of getting a patent grant, you may decide on going ahead with the filing of patent application. In order to file a Patent application, the application needs to be drafted in a clear, precise and detailed description about the invention … Read More

Patent Filing – Types and Advantage

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If you are an inventor and willing to protect your invention then the next right step towards protecting your inventions is to file for a patent, that way you restrict others from making, selling or using your invention.  Before you file or submit a patent application in a particular country, it is better to perform patent search to get clarity … Read More

Provisional application filing – Strategy and advantages

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Provisional application - Cost and time effective business strategy

Consider a scenario where you want to file a patent on an idea that is still at a developing stage and is detailed enough to be disclosed on paper but the final working protocol is not ready yet, in such conditions it is very important to secure the filing date, especially in India as the Indian Patent office follows first … Read More

How to do patent search using free patent databases?

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Do you have an invention developed that you want monopoly over and you want to restrict others from using it for any purposes without your permission? Then ‘Patenting’ your invention is the right answer.  A patent gives protection to your invention by excluding others from making, using and selling of it unless you allow. By doing a patent search, an inventor can have a better idea whether his/her invention is likely to be patented. Before you could apply for a patent, it is … Read More