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A patent is an exclusive right awarded for an invention: a product or a technique that gives a new technological solution to a problem or provides a new way of doing something in general. Technical information related to the patent must also be publicly disclosed.
Patents help protect your intellectual work from illegal copying, production, sales, or import for a set period of time. It gives you and other shareholders of the patent sole ownership of the innovation.
Patent International possesses decades of collective expertise in the complete patent filing procedure. We have a team of experts in every field, be it engineering, business, or others, who are always there to help. We guarantee a safe, secure, and confidential process for your patent application.
Patent International will assign a dedicated patent lawyer who will be in charge of your application. They will make sure that everything goes smoothly, in compliance with international and local policies and guidelines.
Patent examiners are in charge of approving patent applications that fulfil all of the statutory conditions for innovation. They evaluate the patentability of inventions submitted by individuals seeking patent protection by analyzing subject matter eligibility, novelty, non-obviousness, and disclosure of the invention. In addition, patent examiners are in charge of issuing patents to applicants that fulfil all of the legislative standards for innovation.
There are several requirements to receive a patent; however, the following are some of the most important requirements:
- The innovation must have a novel feature; that is, it must have a feature not known in the body of knowledge in its technical field.
- The innovation must have an "inventive step" or be "non-obvious," meaning it could not be determined by someone with ordinary ability in the relevant technical field.
- The innovation must be capable of industrial application, which means it must be utilized for anything other than a theoretical occurrence, or it must be valuable.
- Its subject matter must be legally recognized as "patentable." For example, scientific ideas, aesthetic works, mathematical techniques, plant or animal kinds, natural substance discoveries, commercial procedures, medical treatment methods (as opposed to medical goods), or computer programs are typically not patentable in many nations.
- A clear, comprehensive description of the invention must be provided with the application.
If your patent application is rejected after you have filed it properly, you have the right to appeal the judgement. An official form from the US Patent and Trademark Office and the appeal fee are required to file an appeal. In addition, a short brief outlining your opinion on the rejection is also required.
Patent International has a global network of dedicated lawyers to help you apply for your patent anywhere in the world.
Many corporations’ priorities are protection in Europe, the United States, and potentially Japan. The BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) may be next on the list in certain circumstances. Still, each case is unique, so you must carefully plan your coverage in accordance with your company model and strategy.
After the issue fee and any applicable publication fee are received at the office, utility and reissue patents are issued in four weeks. After the issue fee has been paid and processed by the USPTO, an application will be assigned a patent number and issue date, and an Issue Notification will be delivered.
Patent International will provide you with comprehensive consultation on the patentability of your invention.
The following criteria must be met for an invention to be patentable:
- It is innovative (not previously known),
- It is industrially relevant (functional and operable),
- It contains an inventive step (the development or improvement is not obvious to a person of average skill in the particular field.)
An improvement to a valid patented invention may be given a patent. However, it may infringe on the rights of the initial patent owner if it is employed. As a result, before usage, it is advisable to negotiate with the initial patent holder.
The Patent International team of expert lawyers guides and support you throughout the patent application process. The specified form P1 can be used to file an application at the National Intellectual Property Office. Along with the application form, a document that clearly and thoroughly describes the invention, claims, and the necessary fee should be supplied. A search report is prepared by an International Searching Authority (ISA), or a request is made to the IP Office for the application to be referred to a local patent examiner for a search report.
- The IP Office will review the application and materials for compliance with the IP Act's requirements.
- The application will be examined for novelty if all formal criteria are met and submitted with all required documentation.
- The patent will be awarded if the patent application meets the conditions for patentability.
- If there are no objections to the patent being issued, the accepted applications will be published in the government gazette, and patents will be given.
The creator has the right to file a patent application for their innovation. The right to file for a patent, on the other hand, can be physically or legally transferred to another individual (assignment). As a result, the applicant in a patent application might be one or more persons or businesses.
The Patent International team keeps you apprised of your patent application status; however, you can also check it through World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Patent International helps you gain online access to the file history and current status of patents and published applications. A file history, also known as a file wrapper, is a record of all papers filed by the applicant in connection with a patent or patent application.
Patent International conducts a thorough patent assignment search with a team of dedicated patent lawyers who have experience sorting through hundreds, if not thousands, of documents to find the ones that are most relevant to the invention in question and analyzing those documents to provide an opinion on the invention's patentability and/or the inventor's freedom to operate.
The cost of patenting an invention is determined by various factors, including the nature of the invention, its complexity, patent attorney costs, the duration of the application, and any objections presented during the patent office's investigation. Small and medium-sized businesses and candidates that submit their applications online may be eligible for discounts in several countries. Furthermore, several countries offer quicker examinations in exchange for additional payments.
In addition to the national formal filing expenses, after a patent is awarded by the patent office, you must pay maintenance or renewal fees, which are usually due every year, to keep the patent active.
Patent International has experts on board to provide all the help you need - from development to the marketing of your patent. We’re with you every step of the way.