- Prior art search (world-wide/novelty),
- Patentability Opinion.
- Patent valuations .
- Drafting of patents .
- Filing and prosecution in India & Abroad .
- Enforcement of patent rights for the period of life of the patent rights.
Patent is an exclusive right granted by the Government to the applicant for his disclosed invention of product or process which should be new, non-obvious, useful and patentable as per the patentability criteria laid down in the national law. Patent offers technical solution to a technical problem.
A Patent is a statutory right for an invention granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his invention for excluding others, from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process for producing that product for those purposes without his consent.
Patent protection is territorial right and therefore it is effective only within the territory of India. However, filing an application in India enables the applicant to file a corresponding application for same invention in convention countries, within or before expiry of twelve months from the filing date in India. Therefore, separate patents should be obtained in each country where the applicant requires protection of his invention in those countries. There is no patent valid worldwide.
An invention relating either to a product or process that is new, involving inventive step and capable of industrial application can be patented. However, it must not fall into the categories of inventions that are non- patentable under section 3 and 4 of the Act.
A patent application can be filed either by true and first inventor or his assignee, either alone or jointly with any other person. However, legal representative of any deceased person can also make an application for patent.
An invention to become patentable subject matter must meet the following criteria –
- It should be novel.
- It should have inventive step or it must be non-obvious
- It should be capable of Industrial application.
- It should not fall within the provisions of section 3 and 4 of the Patents Act 1970.
Prior Art Searches
You provide us with an abbreviated invention disclosure 200-250 words. We conduct a keyword based search and give a search report within 3 days containing with up to 5 references from the prior art.
You provide us with a complete invention disclosure and drawings of the important features that appear hidden from the original references. We conduct an extensive search and deliver a report A and a detailed search strategy focused on the features listed in the disclosure.
Our invalidity/validity searching can give you not only the references that matter but the key data and analysis that can make all the difference in a re-exam. Search includes current and expired US, EP and WIPO Patents and published applications. We list secondary references showing at least one of the limitations of the independent claim.