Frequently Asked Questions

A Patent right of one's invention will prevent anyone exploiting it commercially
An inventor or any other person/company assigned by the inventor can obtain the patent over his invention.
Background of the invention or State of the art
Description of the invention
Before the start of the research and development project, one should scan the patent literature to stop re-invention.
A patent is obtained by filing an application with the patent office in the stipulated forms as required by the Patent act of that country.
It means patent is applied and pending with the patent office for the examination and grant. If somebody uses this "patent pending" - without applying for the patent-liable for punishment and huge fine.
In India software can be copyrighted.
software along with hardware can be patented
In other countries it can be patented.
Not exactly,
But he owns the patent which is an Asset,
It can be sold or leased out for Money.
Manufacturing & selling
Assigning (sell out)
Cross licensing
Improve with further R & D,
Protect with patent of addition, and ahead.
It depends on the patent.
Few patents will fetch millions.
Few will get only fame.
It depends on the patent.
Few patents will fetch millions.
Few will get only fame.
Not exactly.
But It is safe to have a patent to Sell the invention.
There is a possibility of stealing.
Sure, someone will duplicate your product.
Subsequent loss.
No, there is no age restrictions at all.
World's youngest patentee - four year old girl from Houston, Texas, for an aid for grasping round Knobs
The first patent was "In the making of pot ash and pearl ash by a new Apparatus & process" - washing powder
By Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1790.
No, once it expires, it becomes the public property.
There is a possibility of getting extension, for medical related patents with the government approval.
Nobody would like to have a patent removed.
By disclosing only 80% of the details one can make sure up to certain extent.
To prove their originality one must maintain the records to prove their invention is true.
Yes - food and clothing can be patented.
E.g.: composition or ratio of food ingredients
Similarly for clothing
Like judiciary and other important portfolios, they also do take oath to maintain the secrecy. So they are bound to maintain secrecy of information of the patent.
There are many ways to find out.
Product Search and prior art of the product will let anyone to know about the invention.
It depends upon the patents complexity.
If the patent is simple in nature, it takes 22 months to get it patented.
Object of the Designs Act to protect new or original designs so created to be applied or applicable to particular article to be manufactured by Industrial Process or means.
The design should be new or original, not previously published or used The design should relate to features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation applied or applicable to an article.
Geographical Indication
Prevents unauthorized use of a Registered Geographical Indication by others.
It promotes economic prosperity of producers of goods produced in a geographical territory.
An authorized user has the exclusive rights to the use of geographical indication in relation to goods in respect of which it is registered.
Full Name, Address and Nationality of Applicant.
The year & country of first publication of the work.
List of countries where published and the year of publication.
The year & the country of last publication.
Six copies of the work.
Power of Attorney.
The application with complete details is filed.
Thereafter, the application is examined and raised if any objections.
The certificate is issued by the copyright office after the objections,
The process of obtaining the certificate of copyright in India takes about 12 months.

Dr. Nilesh Sudhir Patil
Coordinator & Professor
School of Sciences
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Co-Coordinator & Associate Professor,
School of Engineering

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Co-Coordinator & Associate Professor
School of Law