1. What is a Patent?

Patent is an exclusive statutory right granted by the State for an invention that is:


2. Why is it necessary to register an invention as Patent?

Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), patents should be available in WTO member states for any invention in all fields of technology.

3. Steps involved in grant of Patent


4. Can anyone oppose a Patent application?

Yes, a patent application can be opposed once it is published. There are following two types of patent opposition under the Indian Law:


5. What is the term of a patent in India?

The term of a patent is twenty years from the date of filing the patent application.

6. What are the advantages of grant of Patent?


7. What inventions are not patentable in India?


8. Example of Patents