Before moving ahead with patent registration, let us first know what is patent? A patent is referred as a set of exclusive rights granted to an inventor or assignee for a specific period by a sovereign state in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. If you owe the patent, you get the right to stop someone else from making, selling, or using your invention without your permission.
If you go through the procedure, the first step you will find is to file a non-provisional patent application which involves paying attorney fees in the range of $5000 to $15000 or more. The fees depend on the intricacies of the invention. Also it depends of market opportunities, the amount you spend on a patent application.
Below are some criteria to get a patent registered:
- You can go for patent registration only if your invention is new.
- The invention cannot be considered to have an inventive step if a non-inventive mind would have thought of the invention not obvious to a person skilled in the art.
- The invention should be usable and must be capable of being produced in some kind of industry.
- The invention should be in the form of device or apparatus, a product like some new material or an industrial process.
- The invention can be certified for patentability if it can be manufactured, used in at least one field of activity.
There are various types of patent applications like; Provisional application, Complete Application, Convention Application, Patent Cooperation Treaty that is International Application, and National Phase Application.
You can file a patent application on Form 1 along with Provisional or Complete Specification with the fee prescribed in First schedule at an appropriate office in accordance of jurisdiction.