What is patent ? How to get patent protection in India

What is patent ? How to get patent protection in India

So, what is a patent, in simple terms it’s very much like what you could have imagined; It is a property, an intellectual property that you claim is only yours, you can use it for your own purpose and others need to pay you a royalty if they wish to use your property, or you can sell it out to someone. Now legally speaking it goes little deeper with the definition of patent. 

“A patent is a right granted to the owner of an invention that prevents others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without his permission.”

In other words,

“a patent is 

  • an intellectual property right relating to inventions and

  • is the grant of exclusive right

  • for limited period

  • provided by the government to the patentee

  • in exchange of full disclosure of his invention 

for excluding others, from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process producing that product for those purposes.”


What can be called an invention?

An invention can be a product or a process that gives a new technical solution to the problem. It can also be a new method of doing things, the composition of a new product, or a technical improvement on how certain objects work.

The limited period mentioned in the definition above is of 20 years from the date of filling the patent application, provided the patent has been renewed on time by paying renewal fees.

Writing a patent application is an art as well as a science, its a specialized skill requires years of practice, knowledge of patent law and field of invention

 Some of the important aspects to consider while writing a patent application are:

  • Covers entire scope of the invention

  • Has broadest possible claims

  • Balance between broadest protection possible and at the same time not getting invalidated by existing prior art 

An experienced patent agent / attorney understands it well, and implements it to your patent application making the whole effort worth a lot more that going on your own.


After all intellectual property is just like any other tangible form of property like real estate... the better you build it (in this case, claim it) the more chances of making money out of it. for more information  check our section on advantages of getting patent in India and cost of getting patent in India


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Prasad Karhad

Prasad Karhad

Registered Patent Agent India at link to Profile
Registered Patent Agent India (IN/PA 2352) with bachelors degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering.

Working in patents and IPR field since 10 years. associated with leading Intellectual Property firm in India called Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K).

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