- Form 1 for application. Cost Rs. 1000/-
- Form 2 for Specification.
- Form 5 for undertaking.
- Form 9 for Early Publication. Cost Rs. 2500/-
- Form 18 for Examination. Cost Rs. 2500/-
- Thus, total of Rs.6000/-
Apart from Various Forms, they are two types of Patent Docs
- Provisional Specification
- Complete Specification
- A provisional specification is usually filed to establish priority of the invention in case the disclosed invention is only at a conceptual stage and a delay is expected in submitting full and specific description of the invention.
- Although, a patent application accompanied with provisional specification does not confer any legal patent rights to the applicants, it is, however, a very important document to establish the earliest ownership of an invention.
- The provisional specification is a permanent and independent scientific cum legal document and no amendment is allowed in this.
- No patent is granted based on a provisional specification.
- It must be a followed by a complete specification for obtaining a patent for the said invention.
- Complete specification must be submitted within 12 months of filing the provisional specification. This period can be extended by 3 months.
- It is not necessary to file an application with provisional specification before the complete specification. An application with complete specification can be filed right at the first instance.
- Title of the invention.
- Field to which the invention belongs.
- Background of the invention including prior art giving drawbacks of the known inventions & practices.
- Complete description of the invention along with experimental results.
- Drawings etc. essential for understanding the invention.
- Claims, which are statements, related to the invention on which legal proprietorship is being sought. Therefore the claims must be drafted very carefully.
Advantages of Provisional
- In case you are thinking for attorney.
- The documentation which requires time.
- You can disclose your invention to anyone, without being afraid that he may steal your idea/invention.
- The above thing will enable you to discuss with others and try to correct flaws if present in your invention.
- All patent applications are published in the Official journal of Patent Office on expiry of 18 month from the Date of filling.
- There is an option of early publication if you pay an amount of 2500/-
- Once published the Inventor gets partial rights over invention.
- The period between the publication and grant of patent can be utilized to find suitable market for the invention.
- Fee of 2500/- needed for request of examination.
- Normally an examination takes 6 months, it depends on your serial number.
- Examination can be done only after your application is published.
- The First Examination Report (FER) is send to applicant address.
- Any objection or amendment is to be done before 12 months of FER.
Grant of Patent
- Patent is granted after 6 months of FER provided there is no objection or suggestions.
- Once Patent is granted, any person can access it and can file objections within 12 months.