A patent is 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. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application. In India, Patent is governed by the Patent Act 1970 Patent Rules, 1972.
Patent provides a unique competitive edge for the business. Competitors will not be allowed to use the patented invention for similar goods or services.
Patent registrations in India are valid for 20 years from the date of filing of patent application, irrespective of whether it is filed with provisional or complete specification.