Filing a patent in India is the first step towards securing the invention by the applicant in India. The patent application shall be filed and the set of forms submitted before the Indian Patent office. The crucial element in filing a patent application is the patent specification. It is advisable to hire a technical expert with patent law knowledge to draft the specification of the invention. Indian patent offices are located in Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, and New Delhi and it shall be filed in the appropriate office based on the applicant’s address.
Application of patent is the next step after confirming and satisfied with the requirements of its patentability (Please read about Patent Search from this link for more information). The patent application in India involves a grant of a patent, scope of protection, and patent validity, among others. Patentability requirements capture the requirements at a general level and specifics the requirements for patent application. The most important five patentability requirements under the Indian patent law are detailed below.