Patenting is the process of obtaining a special protection document (patent), which is intended to certify the exclusive right of a person to the priority of an invention, utility model, industrial design or selection invention.
Patenting or obtaining a patent usually begins with a patent search, the purpose of which is to find analogues (usually 3-4) of the patented object among solutions already patented.
After that the protected status of the patented design is determined. It may be an invention or utility model or, in certain cases, an industrial design or a selection invention.
These steps can be performed by a specialist in reverse order in cases when the object status can be determined “at a rough guess”.
The advantages of the engineering solution being patented over analogues found while searching are defined and described. These advantages, as well as the presence of analogues, are one of the important criteria for patentability of the object.
After determining the protection status a corresponding application is drawn up and submitted to the registration authority. During its consideration by the registration authority, if necessary, the correspondence with this authority is conducted regarding issues arising from the examination.
Additional documents may be provided to the authority as part of the correspondence. The status of the application may also change (for example, an application for an invention may be transformed into an application for a utility model, if the engineering solution does not have any inventive features).
The registration procedure ends with us receiving the patent and transferring it to the customer.
Our company will help you get a patent for an engineering solution developed by you, as well as protect the interests of existing patents. In addition, we are ready to protect your design solutions by patenting it as an industrial design.