Patents in India: Can or Cannot be Patented

Introduction The government gives a Patent for an invention being novel, non-obvious and beneficial in industrial application. It continues for 14 years and after the expiry of the period, the invention starts the public domain. It is a national right however one can...
Expired Patent Renewal Process

Expired Patent Renewal Process

A patent is valid for 20 years starting from the day of its filing. After that, it is no longer in force legally. But in some situations, this expiration may happen even before the completion of 20 years. This might happen because of not payment of maintenance fees or...

Documents for Patent Registration in India

The Patent Act, 1970 governs the Patent system in India. Patent Registration in India grants absolute rights to an investor or an assignee for a duration of 14 years. After this, the patent goes to the public domain. A Patent is a territorial right and excludes third...
Benefits of Patent Search

Benefits of Patent Search

The patent is granted to an individual/small entity/other than a small entity who invents any novel, non-obvious, useful application. The government is authorized to grant a license for a period of 20 years to the inventor. The patent is a negative right as it...