29 Jan 2021

What is a patent?

A patent is a type of intellectual property. A patent does not confer the right to exploit an invention. Rather it confers a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention. Patents cover new inventions (process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter) or any new and useful improvement over an existing invention. To be patentable, the invention must respect three essential criteria: Novelty: the invention must be novel; Ingenuity: the invention must be a development or an improvement that would not have been obvious beforehand to persons of ordinary skill in the art in the technology involved; Utility: a patent can only be obtained for something that has a useful function.

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to ideas and intellectual creations, for which a set of exclusive rights are recognized under th...

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Why apply for a patent?

Patents are granted to the first inventor to file an application. It is thus critically important to file a patent application as ...

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