Below are the documents required for registration of patent:
Application form in duplicate (Form 1).
The provisional or complete specification in duplicate. However, it must be followed by the complete specification within 12 months (Form 2).
Drawing in duplicate (if necessary).
Abstract of the invention in duplicate.
Information and undertaking listing the number, filing date & current status of each foreign patent application in duplicate (Form 3).
Priority document in convention application, when directed by the controller (if the priority date is claimed).
Declaration of inventor-ship where the provisional specification is followed by complete specification or in case of the convention. PCT national phase application (Form 5).
Power of attorney (if filing patent through an agent).
Fees (cash / demand draft / cheque).
Patents are rights granted to an inventor by the government which allows them to exclude all others from making, using or selling their invention for a period of 20 years. The patent system is designed to encourage those inventions which are unique and useful to society.
Who can file a patent application?
A patent application can be filed by:
The true and first Inventor
The assignee of the Inventor, or
Legal representative (in case of a deceased inventor).
Types of Patents
There are mainly three types of patents, they are:
Utility Patents: The functional utility of an invention is protected.
Design Patents: The innovative design is protected.
Plant Patent: This patent is granted for a variety of plants made by asexual reproduction of plant varieties.
Fees for Filing Patents in India
Below is the fee structure for the renewal and filing of patents along with the link to the official government website and its fee structure.