1) For how long patent protection lasts?
Patent protection is provided for a limited period, generally 20 years from the filing date of the application. However, granted cases may be abandoned due to failure of fee payment on time.
2) How much does it cost to patent an idea?
The cost varies considerably from country to country. The cost of patenting an invention depends on nature of the invention, its complexity, patent attorney's fees, the length and type of the application, and possible objections got up during the examination by the patent office and the like.
3) What is a patentable subject matter?
Any process, product, composition, machine etc. that do not fall under laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas are patentable subject matter.
4) When you should NOT file a patent?
You should not file a patent, when you do not meet the following criterion:
Novelty: The invention should be novel over whatever existing in it's category; whether It's a process, a system/device it should be not known, used, executed or made before. The invention should possess new elements that differentiate it from its current state of the art technologies/global available literature (patent and non-patent) and also not be present in any media be it audio or video.
Inventive Step: The invention should possess an inventive step that any person who is skilled in the area of respective fields would not be able to deduce the invention.
Patentable matter: A patent must have the patentable subject matter under the applicable law.
Industrial Application: It must have the industrial applicability.
Please avoid filing a patent in case your idea does not fall under aforementioned criterion.
5) What are Patent Claims?
Claims are the core part of a patent that defines the limits of exactly what the patent does, and does not, cover in order to exclude others from making, using or selling, only those things which are described by the claims.
6) What is the validity of a patent in terms of jurisdiction?
Patents are territorial rights. The patent is only applicable in the country or region in which a patent has been filed and granted, as per the country's law.
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