A patent offers legal protection for new innovations and business ideas by securing the rights of the inventors. Drafting and filing of patent applicatio... moreWhat are the advantages of filing a patent?
A patent offers legal protection for new innovations and business ideas by securing the rights of the inventors. Drafting and filing of patent application is a comprehensive process involving identifying novel and inventive features of the invention, conducting a prior art search covering patent and non-patent literature, determining patentability of invention, drafting strong set of patent claims and writing detailed description of invention enlisting best mode of working, filing of patent application and complying with all applicable procedures, handling patent office objections by way of amendments and arguments, obtaining patent registration certificate, and paying the renewal fee to maintain the status of patent.
Patent attorneys are licensed by the patent office to solve patent related problems for the clients. Job of patent attorney begins from the initial stage of patent search, and continues till patent prosecution stage that includes regular interaction with the patent office to counter the objections raised by the patent examiner by way of patent office actions. Patent attorneys also manage international patent filings through network of foreign patent counsels that results in creation of a global patent portfolio. Patent attorneys also investigate potential patent infringement by third-parties, and work closely with clients in enforcing patent rights by way of cease and desist notices, patent oppositions etc.