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Patent Filing in India

The patent filing procedure in India involves registration, searches, applications and usually re-application. Three elements of provisional patent applications are needed for filing a provisional application, which is a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. A patent application consists of a description of the invention together with official forms and correspondence relating to the application. The patent application is referred as the process of applying for a patent, or to the patent specification itself.

Any inventor can file a patent application on the behalf of highly skilled and experienced patent attorney. Most of the major Patent Offices provide helpful tips on how to fill out the various forms required and explain the basic format of a patent but that is as far as they are able to help. While most Patent Office staff usually very helpful they are not allowed to advise on the specific content of a patent application, nor are they allowed to draft patent applications on behalf of the public.

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In order to obtain the grant of a patent, either legal or natural, a person should file an application at a patent office with jurisdiction to grant a patent in the geographic area over which coverage is required. This will often be a national patent office but could be a regional body, such as the Office. If once simplified the patent specification with the laws of the office concerned, a patent may be granted for the invention claimed and described by the specification.