A patent registration helps you to get a patent of an intellectual property right to an invention carried out by an individual or firm. IP department has been initiated by Indian government to grant you the full right to register your invention under patent (but only if it is unique). In return the inventor must produce all the proofs related to the invention as asked by the government. It also ensures that owner gets more preference over other person for your particular invention. In India, Patent is being governed by the Patent Act 1970 & Patent Rules 1972.
Patent does not long for a lifetime. If you file a patent now then after a period of 20 years it falls under the public domain. The invention can be anything such as process, art, method to manufacture, particular apparatus, machine, computer software, technical application, chemicals or drugs.
Reason of Patent Registration
- Get royalty by licensing your patent.
- Protection for a period of 20 years in India.
- You can then utilize your invention yourself.
- Stop others from using your invention without your permission.
Criteria For Filling A Patent
Some part of it has a new development and has not been published in India or elsewhere before the date of filing of the patent application in India.
Inventive Step/Non Obvious
If someone who is skilled in that particular field would consider the invention to be an unexpected or surprising development on the invention date.
The invention should be useful, such that it can be used in the industry.