Do I have an invention that can win patent in India?
Knowing whether you have the invention worth patent protection in India or not need to address multiple questions before coming to conclusion;
But probably most important of all would be a question that you as an inventor need to answer is “whether I have sufficient information about my invention that I can represent in a format in such a way that it can enable a person skilled in the art can reduce it to practice?”
In other words
If the answer to above question is yes !!! Then it’s time that you should go for patent protection.
Having said that, there are still ways you can protect your invention even if it is not completely clear to you. As explained below: You find yourself in a situation where you do have an invention which is patentable and commercially worthwhile to get patented. But your answer to above question is No!!! Since you don’t yet know the missing pieces of the information about your invention and the description of invention is not yet enabling. Still you can secure the date of priority (which is very important) by going for provisional patent application while applying for patent.
In case you are at very early stage in the research and development for your invention, then you can go for provisional patent application. It gives following benefits: Secures filing date 12 months of time to file complete specification Low cost
Secures filing date
12 months of time to file complete specification
After filing provisional application, you secure the filing date which is very crucial in patent world. You get 12 months of time to come up with the complete specification, up on expiry of 12 months your patent application will be abandoned. for more details read our section on provisional patent application and its advantages.