Patent prospects

Published: Sunday 07 June 2015

Patent prospects

ARE you an inventive genius worried about copyright? You could patent your well-honed skills or products. The Patent Information System (PIS) of the Government of India, located in all the metropolitan cities, grants patent rights for an invention for a limited number of years. A patent right is a property right which may be bought, sold, hired or licensed.

But not all inventions qualify. Before you rush to apply, remember, your invention must be very innovative and capable of being used for industrial purposes. There is a list of innnovations excluded from patentability by the Indian Patents Act, 1970. Do check these out.

pis provides services ranging from assesing one's invention to identifying the specific research status of a particular technology. Payments vary according to the services you require. And every enquiry is dealt with confidentially.

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