Patent search is a search involving research to data mine the patent and non-patent literature helping the inventor to know about the existing technology before applying for his own “Patent Application”.
As per the Indian Patents Act 1970, an invention is patentable when it satisfies the following criteria:
- It is novel
- It has an inventive step or it must be non-obvious
- It has Industrial applicability
- It doesn’t fall under section 3 and 4 of the Patents Act 1970.
A person skilled in the art accesses methodologies for evaluating inventive step based patent laws.Read More