Qualifications and rights of the patent agent in India

Qualifications and rights of the patent agent in India

A patent agent is a person who is registered and authorized by law to practice before an Indian Patent Office and deal with patent applications. The expertise of a patent agent is used to protect intellectual property and prevent infringement. In order to become a patent agent, one has to qualify the Indian Patent Agent Exam conducted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

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What is a provisional application and its complete specifications?

What is a provisional application and its complete specifications?

A patent is an exclusive right or title that is conferred to a person or an inventor by the government, for an invented or manufactured article, for a limited period, so as to prohibit others from using, exploiting or selling an invention. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines a patent as an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.

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International Arrangements under Patent Law

International Arrangements under Patent Law

This international aspect of protecting inventions under the patent law has been introduced under Chapter XXII of the Patents Act, 1970 which deals with International Arrangements. The patent applications which are received under the aegis of the Paris Convention, 1883 and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), 1970 to which India is also a member are dealt with under the provisions of this chapter.

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