What is a Patent?
A patent is a right created by law which permits an inventor to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for a certain period of time.
Criteria to know if the invention is patentable
An invention has to meet the following criteria to be qualified as patentable:
- Novelty: The invention intended to be protected is new and/or that the author is the first and original inventor.
- Inventive Step: The invention must not be obvious to a person with ordinary skill in the invention field of applicability.
- Industrially applicable: Invention should possess utility, so that it can be made or used in an industry.
Inventions which are not patentable as per the provisions of the Indian Patents Act