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An exciting invention, a unique idea, an innovative technology, that is original and provides a feasible, non-obvious solution to an existing problem, warrants exclusivity. As an independent researcher or a business enterprise, you deserve to reserve all rights for the novel product, process, or idea that you have created. This is where a Patent makes its appearance. To award an inventor the sole rights of reserving permission to use, manufacture, sell or distribute the innovation.
To file a patent in Maharashtra,
a patent agent can assist you with the formalities. Armed with a patent for your innovation, you would be able to raise funds for further development and commercialization of the product, process or concept. Moreover, you would be able to realize your ROI through licensing your patented product.
What is a Patent Important?
The concept or design that you have developed is your intellectual property. You can protect this property by patent filing in Maharashtra, provided, your idea is original and has practical utility. However, you will have to disclose the details of the innovation in your application. Patents, granted by the government for a specified period, will enable you to decide whether you allow anyone to use the innovation. Interestingly, the earliest record of monopolizing an invention can be traced back to Florence in 1421. Filippo Brunelleschi got his barge with a hoisting mechanism patented for 3 years.
In modern times, securing a patent for your inventions can be the means of ensuring a competitive advantage over your business rivals.
What to Patent?
To file patent in Maharashtra, your innovation can be anything from an industrial process, new technological breakthroughs, product design, that has significant novelty in character, a fairly non-obvious improvement on existing processes or designs. Unique chemical compounds or new medicinal formulations, and even products of genetic engineering can be patented too. Furthermore, such products, processes or designs should be suitable for industrial applications to earn a patent.
What Not to File a Patent for?
Sections 3 and 4 of the Patents Act 1970 lists inventions that are not considered patentable by the Indian Government. These include concepts that go against the laws of nature, is harmful to public order, life, and the environment, scientific theory or mathematical formula, creations of art, business processes, medical or agricultural methods, inventions concerning atomic energy, among others. If you have a product that falls outside the realm of non- patentable items, file a patent in Maharashtra today.
Patent filing in Maharashtra to successfully receiving the patent is a long-drawn process. A general estimate, keeping in mind that patent applications get cleared chronologically, would be 3 to 5 years. However, the pace of technological advancements in the modern world requires a faster patent process to preserve the practicality of the inventions.
Keeping this in mind, the Indian Government has introduced a faster process wherein you can file a patent in Maharashtra and get it approved in under a year. Instead of the invention details published in the Official Patent Journal after 18 months of patent filing, it can get published within a month, thus bringing the invention examination time-frame closer than earlier. If the examination doesn’t pose any hiccups, the patent is issued in a year or so.
A patent in India will be valid for 20 years, after which it is made available in the public domain.
Local patent, Global application
The patent filing and approval process vary from country to country. So logically speaking, a patent owner in India may not enjoy the same exclusive benefits in the USA. In comes the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that integrates and simplifies the patent filing process in 100+ countries. Owing to this treaty, you can now file a single international application for patent rights in the member countries, instead of applying separately for each. With over 2000 national and international patents applied for, and a success rate of 95%, IPFlair has the expertise to secure a patent for your innovation, nationally and internationally. With us, you can file patent in Maharashtra and reap the benefits in any member country of the PCT.
Process of Patent Filing in Maharashtra
Patents should be filed within the territorial jurisdiction of the applicant’s residence or place of business or place of origination of the invention. The Maharashtra Patent Office Branch covers the jurisdiction of the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Chhattisgarh and also the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
To file patent in Maharashtra, you can either submit the documents online, in person or via post. The experienced team at IPFlair can help you with the patent filing procedure. Your patent application should have the complete specifications of your invention including the design drawings, and your claims as to how it solves the drawbacks of the existing processes. The application should also detail the existing process and the issues of the same to substantiate your claims.
File Patent in Maharashtra
The documents that you need to include to file patent in Maharashtra are:
● A covering letter
● Application for Patent
● Complete or provisional specifications of your invention
● A Statement of Undertaking
● Power of Attorney if filing patent in Maharashtra through a patent agent
● Declaration of Inventor-ship for an Indian Application
● Request for Invention examination, and
● Requisite fees to file patent in Maharashtra
The general procedure of granting a patent involves the following steps:
● Patent application filing
● Publication in Official Patent Journal
● Pre-Grant opposition
● Examination of invention
● Post-examination patent grant or refusal
● Publication of patent grant
● Post-grant opposition
● The final decision by Patent Controller
IPFlair has a team of highly trained multidisciplinary patent agents, authorized by the GOI that can help you file a patent in Maharashtra with ease. Not only do we offer the best pricing for your patent filing, but we also abide by a strict principle of confidentiality. We have the experience of handling the intellectual property of MNCs, SMEs, Startups, and individual innovators. If you have developed a promising new product or an exciting new tech, get in touch with us today to file a patent in Maharashtra.
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