Filing a patent in India provides strategic competitive advantage to companies and business owners.
Types of Patents
Various types of patent applications can be filed in India, including:
- Provisional Patent Application
- Complete Patent Application
- PCT International Phase Patent Application
- PCT National Phase Patent Application
- Paris Convention Patent Application
Provisional Patent Application
Generally, filing a provisional patent application forms the first step of patent process in India. A provisional patent in India can be filed by an inventor (individual or natural person), group of inventors, or a legal entity (company or a research organization). The applicant may or may not be an Indian national.
Complete Patent Application
A complete patent application can be filed directly or within 12 months of filing a provisional patent. Drafting a complete patent application that is to be filed in India requires detailed disclosure of the invention, including abstract, claims, formal figures (patent drawings), brief description and detailed description of best mode of carrying out the invention.
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