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Why Do We Patent An Innovation?

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Table of Contents

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Why patent?

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Overview of patent application

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Why Patent?


Types of Patent Applications


How much do you know about three types?

★ Depending upon the office at which a patent application is filed, that application could either be an application for a patent in a given country, or may be an application for a patent in a range of countries. The former is known as national (patent) applications, and the latter as regional (patent) applications. ★ A patent application filed under the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) is called an international application, or PCT application. PCT is operated by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and provides a centralized application process, but patents are not granted under the treaty.


Exemplary PCT Procedure 30/31 months or 20/21 months

IPRP Established

Respond to WO

National Phase

2 months

File Prov. Application

File PCT Application

Chapter I

ISR & WO Issued

Published

12 months

Chapter II (optional) 18 months Demand Examination & Submit Arguments

Examination

22 months or 19 months

PCT Patent Cooperation Treaty ISR International Search Report WO Written Opinion IPRP International Preliminary Report on Patentability Image Source: Wikipedia

30/31 months

IPRP Established

National Phase


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Do you know how powerful patent is? ★ Patents prohibit anyone other than the patent holder from making or selling the patented item (or using the business method, or planting the new plant, in the case of those patent types) without the permission of the patent holder. Namely, by preventing others from distributing, selling, or manufacturing your invention, you patent holders preserve the right to earn profits from the invention.


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U.S. Patents tendency in two decades

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The past two decades witness a progressive and gradual growth in terms of patent application.


Top U.S. patent applicants (2009 & 2010)

IBM

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IBM, A Patent Application Leader?!

3125

2007

How many US Patents did IBM obtain in the past four years?

4186

2008

4914

2009

5896

2010

3100

4000

5000

6000


Patent Is Unlimited!!!

Individual

Enterprise

Nation


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