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Introduction to Patents

This free online course on Patents offers the owner exclusive rights to an invention in his/her country.

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Free Course
This free online course on Introduction to Patents begins with what can be patented and the Acts tells us that for anything to be patented it has to qualify under the definition of an invention under the Act. Patents offer an exclusive monopoly right. When and how to file a patent is very important. The timing of filing the patent application is critical because all countries like India now follow the first to file principle.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on Introduction to Patents begins with what can be patented and the Acts tells us that for anything to be patented it has to qualify under the definition of an invention under the Act. Patents offer an exclusive monopoly right. This right is
conferred by the government and it is for a period of 20 years from the date of application. Some intellectual property rights like the patent right requires an application to be filed before the patent office.

Next we will discuss when and how To file a patent. The timing of filing the patent application is critical because all countries like India now follow the first to file principle. An inventor is the person who creates the invention and he is the person who is entitled to apply for a patent. Next we will discuss the requirements of an application. The patent application has to be accompanied by a provisional or  complete specification, drawings, foreign filing details of the said invention etc. 

Finally we will discuss patent prosecution. The time betweenthat  time of application and the time of grant is called patent prosecution. When a patent is granted, there are certain rights that accrue on the holder of the patent, the patentee. The rights conferred have to be understood in the context of an infringement and exclusive right to prevent third parties. Next we will discuss opposition of patents. Opposition can happen either with regard to a granted patent or an application patent application. In both cases the patent or the application is challenged and the opposition
happens only before the Patent Office.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • List the process of registration of patents in India.
  • Identify the patents that need to be filed and the ones that do not.
  • Explain when and how to file a patent.
  • Identify who can apply for a patent.
  • Explain the term patent prosecution.
  • Identify the rights that accrue on the holder of the patent.
  • State the restrictive conditions are referred to in section 140 of the Patents Act.

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