Patent registration helps protect inventions that are novel, involves an inventive step and shows industrial application. Labtech Innovations™ can help obtain patent registration.
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 the 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 people for your particular invention. In India, Patent is being governed by the Patent Act 1970 & Patent Rules 1972.
A 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, a method to manufacture, particular apparatus, the machine, computer software, technical application, chemicals or drugs.
Patent Registration is basically a process to file an application to register your invention under Patent Act.
How to check patents? it is the most common quesion amng people when they want to patent for an idea. So, legal raasta performs patent search for all the existing inventions on the idea that you are trying to patent. If there is a patent already on the idea you are considering, than patent is not granted. Patent search saves you from the effort of going through the year long registration process. You can stop if the patent is already registered.
Patent which are registered in India is only valid for India. It protects your invention in India only and does not apply to other countries. There is the possibility to protect your invention in other countries as well. For same, you need to apply for a separate application in each country.
An application should be filed with the department before disclosing all the details about your invention.
The Patent office of the Indian government reviews your patent application. There check for any existing patents granted on similar idea. If they find the invention unique and patentable, then they grant patent for the application.
Once the patent is granted, the application status is updated online at the Patent site. It can take from 6 months to even 1.5 year for a patent certificate to be granted.