Procedure of Patent
Step 1: Write about inventions (idea or concept) with each and every detail.
Collect all information about your Invention such as:
Field of Invention
What does the Invention describe
How does it work
Benefits of Invention
If you worked on the Invention and during the research and development phase, you should have some call lab records which are duly signed with the date by you and the concerned authority.
Step 2: It must involve a diagram, drawing and sketch explains the Invention
Drawings and drawings should be designed so that the visual work can be better explained with the invention work. They play an important role in patent applications.
Step 3: To check whether the Invention is patentable subject or not.
Not all inventions can be patentable, as per the Indian Patent Act there are some inventions which have not been declared patentable (inventions are not patentable).
Step 4: Patent Discovery
The next step will be to find out if your Invention meets all patent criteria as per the Indian Patent Act-
The invention must be novel.
The Invention must be non- obvious.
The Invention must have industrial applications.
Step 5: File Patent Application
If You are at a very early stage in research and development for your Invention, then you can go for a provisional application. It offers the following benefits:
12 months time for filing full specification.
After filing a provisional application, you secure the filing date, which is very important in the patent world. You get 12 months to come up with the complete specification; your patent application will be removed at the end of 12 months.
When you have completed the required documents and your research work is at a level where you can have prototypes and experimental results to prove your inventive move; you can file the complete specification with the patent application.
Filing the provisional specification is an optional step if you are in the stage where you have complete knowledge about your Invention you can go straight to the full specification.
Step 6: Publication of the application
Upon filing the complete specification along with the application for the patent, the application is published 18 months after the first filing.
If you do not wish to wait until the expiration of 18 months from the filing date to publish your patent application, an initial publication request may be made with the prescribed fee. The patent application is usually published early as a one-month form request.
Step 7: Request for Examination
The patent application is scrutinized only after receiving a request for an RFE examination. After receiving this request, the Controller gives your patent application to a patent examiner who examines the patent application such as the various patent eligibility criteria:
Lack of clarity
The examiner makes the first examination report of the patent application upon a review for the above conditions. This is called patent prosecution. Everything that happens for a patent application before the grant of a patent is usually called patent prosecution.
The first examination report submitted to the Controller by the examiner usually includes prior art (existing documents prior to the filing date) that are similar to the claimed invention and is also reported to the patent applicant.
Step 8: Answer the objections
Most patent applicants will receive some type of objections based on the examination report. The best thing is to analyze the examination report with the patent professional (patent agent) and react to the objections in the examination report.
This is an opportunity for an investor to communicate his novelty over the prior art in examination reports. Inventors and patent agents create and send a test response that tries to prove that their Invention is indeed patentable and meets all patent criteria.
Step 9: clearance of objections
The Controller and the patent applicant is connected for ensuring that all objections raised regarding the invention or application is resolved and the inventor has a fair chance to prove his point and establish novelty and inventive steps on other existing arts.
Upon receiving a patent application in order for grant, it is the first grant for a patent applicant.
Once all patent requirements are met, the application will be placed for the grant. The grant of a patent is notified in the Patent Journal, which is published periodically.
Procedure of Patent