Many people ask themselves: how can I patent my invention or product? The procedure of obtaining a patent involves fulfillment of numerous, strict requirements. An invention can be patented only with the competent office. The procedure of granting exclusive rights to inventions and products is of an official nature defined by provisions that govern the patent law. If you want to patent your product or invention there are some documents to be prepared – an application, a description, claims, drawings – and relevant fees to be paid.
Upon filing a patent application the Patent Office will assign a number to it and confirm the date of filing. The Office will issue a decision to grant a patent and then, if all statutory conditions are met, the patent registration follows. The Office usually issues an affirmative or negative decision on patenting a product or technology after 3 years, at the earliest. However, a patent is effective from the filing date which can be confirmed by the Patent Office. A patent is deemed registered after issuance of a patent document that includes a patent description covering an invention’s description, claims and drawings.
Patenting an invebtion or product – how can you do it?
Generally, an invention is understood as a creation, a way of its obtainment or production as well as its application. A patent for an invention can be granted only when it fulfills statutory criteria. The invention to be granted a protection has to:
- be new – it cannot copy solutions that are or were publicly available
- involve an inventive step – it cannot be an obvious solution
- be industrially applicable – it should be possible to produce it and achieve the same results as in the case of the prototype.
Preparation of an invention’s application file is a complex procedure that requires a lot of experience and knowledge. Hence, if you want to register your invention it is advisable to seek a patent attorney’s assistance.
What are the advantages of a patent?
A patent for an invention implies a grant of exclusivity to a subject entitled to use the invention and derive profits therefrom. A patent monopoly resulting from a patent’s ownership is limited to a specific territory and it has time frames.
Assistance in obtaining exclusive rights
TRASET Patent Office specializes in supporting the applicants. The subject of our activity is the patent procedure. We advise on how to register a patent, how to obtain the protective right to a trademark and a utility model, and the right to register an industrial design. We are authorized to represent our clients before such authorities as the Polish Patent Office, the European Patent Office (EPO, Munich), the WIPO International Office (Geneva), the EUIPO Office (Alicante) and other authorities and courts.