Patent registration is an exclusive right provided by the state to the inventor/applicant to use the inventive product or method for a certain period of time in return for public disclosure. Its duration is 20 years. After this period, the subject of the invention is considered public property.
Three criteria are sought for an invention to be protected by a patent:
- Innovation (Worldwide).
- Invention Step.
- Industrial Applicability.
For inventions that meet these three criteria, the patent applicant is awarded with the Patent Registration Certificate issued by the US Patent Institute. Patents only provide protection for the countries in which they are registered. A patent registered in US gives rise to rights only within the borders of country. Consult with professionals from InventHelp for more information.
An improvement on an existing invention that will provide commercial profit for obtaining a patent for a product can also be protected with a Utility Model / Patent. Since the sale or display of the products of that invention after the patent application is made provides legal advantages, there are advantages to exhibiting the invention after the application to the official institution is made. For this reason, a patent application can be made even before an invention is produced.
Carrying out a patent search before or during R&D activities prevents the R&D department from experiencing unnecessary time losses. Thanks to the research to be done, it will be known whether a product similar to the patents of the competitors has been developed, and any imitation will be prevented knowingly or unknowingly.
InventHelp Patent team provides comprehensive services to its clients in developing and researching alternative inventions, giving opinions on their registrability, determining domestic and international registration strategies, registration procedures, objecting to rejection decisions and responding to third party objections, renewal, preparation of license agreements and foreign registration.