Our services include
- Patentability and Prior Art Search
- FTO Search and Market Analysis and Report
- Drafting of Specification/ Description/Claims;
- Applications and Prosecution (office actions etc.) including PCT applications;
- Opposition and enforcement;
- Watch and monitoring service and Portfolio management services;
- Litigation (infringement or invalidation);
- Invalidation and cancellation of patent;
- Patent annuity management service;
- Patent File procurement for:
- Details of Inventors
- Provisional filing
- Complete specification filed (Full text)
- Details of corresponding foreign filing
- Publication information
- Information on examination
- First and subsequent (if any) Examination Report(s)
- Response to First and subsequent (if any) Examination Report(s)
- Grant / Acceptance letter and related information.
- Letters Patent
- Renewal / Annuity information
- Copy of patent application as filed
- Patent Status Update
What is patent?
According to Section 2 (m) of the Patents Act 1970, the governing legislation of patents in India, “A patent is a statutory right granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his/her invention by excluding others from making, using, selling, distributing, importing, or offering any of the above for the patented product or process without his/her consent.”
What are the types of patent applications?
1. Provisional Application
2. Ordinary Application, (an Application which has been filed directly in the Indian Patent Office.)
3. Convention Application.
4. PCT Application. [International and national].
5. Divisional Application, which can result from division of a Patent Application.
6. Patent of Addition, which may be filed subsequent to the Filing of an Application for Patent, for an improvement or modification.
Key Advantages of Patents
- A patent gives the inventor the right to stop others from manufacturing, copying, selling or importing the patented goods without permission of the patent holder.
- The patent holder has exclusive commercial rights to use the invention.
- The patent holder can utilize the invention for his/her own purpose.
- The patent holder can license the patent to others for us. Licensing provides revenue to business by collecting royalties from the users.
- The patent holder can sell the patent any price they believe to be suitable.
- The patent provides protection for a predetermined period (20 years) which keeps your competitors at bay.
- Patents are partially responsible for advancements in medical science, biotechnology, drug chemistry, computers etc.
- Patents reward inventors with the aforementioned advantages and hence, creates bigger and better discoveries.
One can file patent application in Indian Patent Office. A provisional specification or complete specification along with prescribed fees is to be filed. In case the application is filed with provisional specification, complete specification must be filed within 12 months from the date of filing of the application. There is no extension of time to file complete specification after expiry of said period.