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Filing of Patent Application in India

In India the Patent System is governed by the Patents Act, 1970 and Patents Rules, 1972. A patent application may be made by: a person claiming to be the first and true inventor of the invention; an assignee of the true and first inventor; and the legal representative of the deceased who was able to apply. The Patent law explains about the patentable and non-patentable inventions. There are several types of Patent Application as follows: Ordinary application, continuation application, divisional application, convention application and national phase application under PCT. A patent application in the prescribed form along with the prescribed fee and accompanied by a provisional or complete specification has to be filed in the appropriate patent office followed by filing of request for examination in the prescribed format, after the publication of the application. The documents which are needed to be attached with the patent application are as follows: Drawing (if necessary), abstract of the invention, information and undertaking, priority document, declaration of inventorship, and power of attorney (if filed through patent agent).

The examiner is to scrutinize the application accompanied by a specification. If the application is found to be in order the patent would be granted by the patent office and the term of patents is 20 years from the date of filing of application. There are four patent offices in India where the patent application can be filed. Patent offices are located at Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.

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