Let's discuss different patent forms available at Indian Patent Office and purpose of each form. Application for Grant of Patent: Form -01 Form 1 is an application form for a patent submitted by an applicant filing before the Indian Patent Office (IPO). In particular, Form 1 contains details such as type of application, the applicant (s) … Continue reading PATENT FORMS
Patent prosecution is the patent process required to obtain a patent which involves interaction between the Assignee/Inventor or his legal epresentative and Patent Office with respect to his patent application. During the patent prosecution process, a patent application has to go through the following steps-
Before applying for trademark it is very necessary to conduct a trademark search to identify potential conflicts that could arise with existing trademark applications or registered trademarks in the same trademark class. In order to avoid it is always recommended to conduct a "Trademark Search" as trademark searches are an integral part of trademark ownership.
An industrial design is the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. It includes:
outer appearance / aesthetic aspects applied to the product
two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color
three-dimensional features such as the shape of an article.
A non-provisional patent draft is a techno-legal document describing the invention in-depth and discloses the best method of carrying out the invention. Thus, also known as a complete patent application.
An inventor can file the following types of Patent Applications before the Indian Patent Office.
As per the patent law, a provisional application is a legal document filed in the Indian Patent Office or any other patent office to establish an early filing date and allows the inventor to file a patent application without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement.
Freedom to Operate Search, also known as Clearance Search or Right to use search is performed to check and identify whether any in-force patents or published patent applications with claims that cover the technology, process, or product the inventor is targeting.
Patent invalidity/validity search is basically the analysis to understand the strength of patent claims. A patent invalidity (or patent validity) search can be used to validate the claims made by a patent or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent when facing a patent infringement suit. Moreover, these searches also check the … Continue reading Invalidation Searches
A patent is said to be infringed when a product/process violates the rights granted to a patentee by unauthorized making, using, offering for sale or selling the patented invention. Is my product/process infringing other patents? To determine infringement of a patent either by a product or a process, we have to analyze the subject patent … Continue reading Infringement Searches