how much time does it take to get a patent in India
How much time will it take for my invention to get patent in India?
this is most common question that we receive from an inventor who trying to understand the amount of time they need wait to get his invention patented.
there are two ways to answer this question
- the time to get your patent filed and
- time to get the patent granted
when you file a patent for your invention, (may it be provisional or complete) you can start doing most of the things you wanted to do with your invention that is, running trial experiments, talking to investors, checking business potential and commercial worth of invention, trying to find licensee or even selling the patent application in process in certain cases..
the only thing you cannot do till grant of patent is to file a suit for infringement or file a case against infringer, for that you need to wait for grant of patent.
so, as a business owner or inventor you can do 95% things in your action plan to take your invention to next level after filing of patent application and you need not wait for grant of patent for most of the things.