Provisional Application

File Provisional Application – Get the Priority

What is provisional application? a preliminary step, provides you priority date and application number describes the nature of invention can be filed without any formal patent claims a temporary application Benefits provide 12 months to fully develop the invention and determine commercial viability without losing priority helps in securing innovation in case of unintentional public[…]

prior art search

Why do we need a prior art search?

Objective The prime objective of a prior art search is to ascertain published patents/ patent applications and non-patent literature such as research papers, articles, conference presentations which implicitly or explicitly disclose the invention under study. It is always advisable to conduct prior art search/es before commencing drafting and/or filing of an application for a patent.[…]

Patent Opposition

Patent Opposition

Opposition? The opposition is the mechanism most commonly used to allow any party/interested party to challenge the validity of a patent application/patent before the controller of Patents. validity of a patent application and/or a granted patent can be challenged and thus such exclusive right is not eternal. Patent Opposition Opposition proceedings? structured to restrain wrongful obtaining[…]

CONVENTION FILING

Patent Drafting – Get it right or lose your innovation

Patent specification? a techno-legal document elaborating best mode of carrying out the claimed invention and claims to the patent rights. Embark your inventions’ claim. Importance? a single document referred by patent examiner/controller, licensee, competitor, judge, lawyers, public/peers. one document to please all. one document multiple benefits – Protection, Economic Viability, Enforcement etc. well drafted patent[…]

Patent Prosecution Process

Foreign Filing Licenses (FFL)

Why FFL? Whenever an applicant, i.e., a company or an individual (particularly Indian Resident) decides to file a patent application directly in a foreign country as an international application, he may need to have foreign filing licenses (FFL) from the Indian patent office (IPO).  [As per section 39 of the Indian Patent Act, 1970].  What[…]