A patent is a grant of exclusive rights to an inventor. An invention is a product or process that provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent on an invention, the inventor must disclose technical information about the invention in a patent application. A patent gives the inventor the exclusive right to make, use, or sell his/her invention for a certain period of time.
A patent gives the inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a certain period of time. To get a patent, the inventor must submit detailed technical information about the invention to the government in a patent application. Intellectual property rights have always been important in today’s technology-driven society. Patents are an important asset for an organization, and passing patents along to the next generation of inventors is a great way to keep the company’s creative juices flowing. To obtain a patent, U.S.-based inventors must submit detailed descriptions of their inventions and pay a maintenance fee every year after their application is granted. This process is long and requires multiple checks on novelty, no obviousness, and industrial applicability of the invention.
What does a patent do?
Protects intellectual property for 20 years and after 20 years, technology goes to public domain
- No one else can manufacture the product without consent.
- Person using it or someone can pay you royalties
- you can block competitors from using it.
For what we can apply for patent or Patentable subject matter
- Any substance, whether it be living or non-living, a product or a pharmaceutical product
- Any article, machinery or apparatus or its component
- Any pharmaceutical products or composition of matter,
- Any process, manner or art of manufacturing that is not essential for biological processes.
There are three basic criteria an invention must meet in order to be worthy of a patent:
- Novelty must be new
- Non-obviousness must be involving an inventive step
- Industrial application signify be Capable of industrial application
- Patentable subject matter Invention must relate to a Process or Product or both
- Not fall under Section 3 and 4 of the Indian patent acts.
- Invention must not be in prior public knowledge or prior public use with in India or Published in India or elsewhere or claimed before in any specification in India
Online Process of Patenting or product
- Write down why your invention is needed, what the existing products are in the market and how your new product is better than those already available. Also, list what makes your proposed invention different from other inventions.
- Develop the idea and produce a model in details.
- If you want to prove you had an idea before someone else, keep a bound notebook.
- Be curious but do not disclose your invention even to your close one.