The process of applying for patent registration is complex and involves a number of stages.
First, you must draft the patent application, decide the territories in which you wish to register, and file the application with the Patent Office. The Patent Office examiners can submit objections to the application, the invention’s eligibility for patent registration, or the scope of the protection demanded in the patent claims.
Second, after the patent application is granted by the examiners at the Patent Office, it is published in the Official Gazette and its registration may be opposed. If such opposition is submitted, legal proceedings are conducted by the Patent Registrar that include submission of pleadings, examination of witnesses, and summations, all leading up to a decision.
When a violation of a registered patent is discovered, the registered owner can file a lawsuit with a court of competent jurisdiction and in certain cases even seek temporary injunctions and other court orders to stop these violations.
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