Patent Registration


WHAT IS PATENT

A patent is a grant from Government, which conferson the grantee for a limited period of time, the exclusive priviledge of making, selling and using the invention for which a patent has been granted and also of authorising others of doing so.


WHAT CAN BE PATENTED

Requirements of Patents are
a. The subject matter should be new. This is test of novelty.
b. It should be useful. This is test of utility.
c. It should be an invention. It should be non-obvious.
d. It should be a manner of manufacture, i.e. it should be capable of industrial application.
e. Vendibility test (i.e. test of marketability) is important - the subject matter should have commercial purpose.
Any invention which satisfies the definition of invention given in the Act may be patented.
Invention means a new product or process involving an inventive step and capable of industrial application. Inventive step means a feature that makes the invention not obvious to a person skilled in that art. Capable of industrial application in relation to invention, means that invention is capable of being made or used in an industry.


WHAT IS OUR ROLE

We aims to provide a patent function for organisations which require in-house expertise and service without incurring the expense of appointing full time personnel.
We will undertake most types of patent work typically provided by an in-house patent function, including patent drafting, prosecution and opposition, and will advise on patentability, infringement and right-to-practise matters.
We also provide advice regarding intellectual property management and strategy for organisations which use intellectual property as a key component of their business strategy, and can assist in due diligence for acquisitions, disposals and financial investments.
Our clients include several global multinationals, SMEs, university spin-out companies and investment companies, as well as individual inventors.