A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling” the invention in the country where the patent is granted or “importing” the invention into that country.
Generally, the term of a new patent granted in the US is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed, subject to the payment of maintenance fees. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions. Under certain circumstances, patent term extensions or adjustments may be available.
Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof;
Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture; and
Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.
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Our managing patent attorney Ash Tankha has filed patent applications in different domains such as software, business methods, mechanical, electronic communication and semiconductors, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology with the US Patent and Trademark Office and other foreign patent offices. Please feel free to contact us for references.
Prior to filing a patent application, our patent attorney conducts an extensive prior art search using subscription based databases to determine if the concept of the invention is novel. The patent application is consequently filed with the patent office after the client has approved of the same.
Given below is a step-wise, brief description of the patent process:
IP Legal Services provides services for clients both nationally and internationally in patent related matters in diverse areas of technology. Follow the links below to see in which domains your inventive concept lies. The published and granted patent applications are listed in the below links.
to know a few of the innumerable benefits a patent offers: