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Proceedings Before the Indian Patent Office

  Original Date of Publication: February 4th, 2008   Author- Dr.Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels   OVERVIEW A patent application can be filed at only one of the four patent offices in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai). The patent application passes through the following stages: A. FILING B. PUBLICATION C. EXAMINATION D. OPPOSITION E. GRANT A. FILING 1. Applicant: An application for a patent can be filed by the true and first inventor. It can also be filed the by the assignee or legal representative of the inventor.…

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IP, Patents for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs III – Patents -

IP, Patents for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs III – Patents

For a technology driven start-up or entrepreneur, patents form the most important intellectual assets. They provide the necessary exclusivity, and competitive advantage to start, build and grow the business. Patents are also considered as important assets by venture capitalists and investors before making investment decisions. So, every technology driven start-up must ensure that its technologies/inventions are properly protected under the patent regime. Once a decision on patent protection is made, the start-up company must file a patent application as soon…

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