Patent is a form of protection that provides a person or legal entity with exclusive rights for making, using or selling a concept or invention and excludes others from doing the same, also for claiming damages from those who infringe the invention.
Patents generally cover innovations, products or processes that include new functional or technical aspects. It is granted by the Indian Patent Office and has a term of 20 years. After expiration of this 20 year monopoly the product/ invention will fall in the public domain for any third party to use it.
The legislations which deal with the protection and registration of patents in India are The Patent Act, 1970 and The Patent Rules 2003. The patent Act 1970 has undergone three (3) amendments in 1999, 2002 and 2005. In the 2005 amendment introduced product patent protection for food, pharma and chemical inventions.
Law Office of Rahul Dev provides a wide range of patent-related products and services. The service provision includes everything that is required in order to obtain a patent such as:
- Patent Search
- Patentability of an Invention
- Patent Fee & Filing
- Patent Application
- PCT Application
- Patent Drafting
- Patent Publication & Examination
- Patent Prosecution
- Patent Opposition
- Patent Grant
- Patent Revocation
- Patent Infringement & Non-Infringement
- Patent Licensing
- Patent Portfolio Evaluation
- Patent Assignment