A patent useful for safeguarding a creation in the country in which that patent is granted. In other words, patent law is territorial in nature. Patents are granted by national or regional patent offices.
It helps you to get a patent of an intellectual property right to an invention carried out by an individual or firm. IP department has been initiated by Indian government to grant you the full right to register your invention under patent but only if it is unique. In return the inventor must produce all the proofs related to the invention as asked by the government. It also ensures that owner gets more preference over other person for your particular invention. In India, Patent is being governed by the Patent Act 1970 & Patent Rules 1972.
Patent does not long for a lifetime. If it is filed at present, then after a period of 20 years it falls under the public domain. The invention can be anything such as process, art, method to manufacture, particular apparatus, machine, computer software, technical application, chemicals or drugs. Online Patent Registration or online patent filing in India can be done through WLC.
1) A patent gives you the right to stop others from copying, manufacturing, selling or importing your invention without your permission. See protecting intellectual property.
2) You get protection for a pre-determined period, allowing you to keep competitors at bay.
3) You can then use your invention yourself.
4) Alternatively, you can license your patent for others to use it, or sell it, as with any asset. This can provide an important source of revenue for your business. Indeed, some businesses exist solely to collect the royalties from a patent they have licensed - perhaps in combination with a registered design and trade mark. See how to license a patent.