We at United IPR are very well experienced in preparing and filing PCT Applications. We have had the experience of filing PCT application in India and there have been many instances wherein we successfully handled national phase PCT applications in India and outside India-
Preparing and Filing PCT International application within 12 months from the earliest priority date in the electronic mode either directly with the International Bureau or with the Indian Patent Office in Delhi or Chennai or Mumbai or Kolkata as the Receiving Office. The official PCT fees includes filing fee, international search fee, and transmittal fee, and it varies based on the nature of applicant and selection of international search authority [ISA].
Documents required :
b) Power of Attorney
c) Sequence listing (if any)
2.Preparing and Filing national phase PCT applications of Indian applicants in the PCT member countries within 30 or 31 months from the priority date of Indian patent application.
3.Preparing and Filing national phase PCT applications in India within 31 months from the priority date of application for International clients.
The team of United IPR assists its Clients by providing a legal support through the entire IP Litigation Lifecycle. The firm has a highly qualified and experienced team of Lawyers; Patent Attorneys and Engineers who have an in-depth understanding of the legal and technical issues and handled the bundle of research and analysis of various forms of IP towards litigation support.
We offer a complete Litigation support by providing the following services:
PATENT SEARCH SERVICES
PATENTABILITY OR NOVELTY SEARCH
A patentability search is conducted to determine if an invention meets the requirements of
Novelty Searches/ Patentability Searches are asked for to gather a hoard of technical information or “prior-art” pertinent to the invention to assess its patentability based on novelty and non-obviousness/inventive step. This search is usually performed prior to the preparation of the patent application.
Note: For a Patentability/Prior Art Search there are no date constraints. Also it is not jurisdiction specific.
At United IPR, the patentability search involves the following steps:
Time Frame – 5-7 days
A Freedom to Operate Search is conducted to give an overview on the patent environment with respect to your product, to ensure that the release of the client’s product will not cause any form of infringement in the market.
An FTO is usually performed to identify access and mitigate the loss involved the commercial launch of a product. FTO is conducted in the following scenarios ;
FREEDOM TO OPERATE SEARCH (FTO OR CLEARANCE SEARCH)
At United IPR, the FTO involves the following steps:
Time Frame – 10-12 days
Invalidity/Validity Searches are exhaustive Prior Art Searches conducted to either validate the claims made by a patent or to invalidate one or more claims of a competitor’s patent.
It is a confirmation to the applicant that the patent can withstand litigation and its validity is undisputable, and no claim can be raised on the basis of prior public use or a prior invention.
For each search, we provide a Claim chart representation of each Prior Art, wherein we define each element of the claim w.r.t. its functioning as mentioned in its description. A thorough and detailed analysis of all references is provided which includes feature to feature mapping.
Time Frame – 10-12 days
The report contains relevant trends and insights to easily understand the current position of the technology in question along with a customized taxonomy of relevant results and recommendations along with an exhaustive patent bucket, consisting of relevant classes, assignee and inventors.
Methodology for Preparing a Patent Specification
Patent drafting is considered to be one of the most complex techno-legal documents. The patent specification contains the following elements
We have a strong patent team comprising of patent analysts and patent attorneys. Our patent drafting team works to understand your invention and deliver quality patent specifications in various domains of science and technology. We also have the experience of drafting numerous patents for India, US, Europe, PCT in various technical domains pertaining to domestic and foreign clients.
We undertake patent filing for both national and international clientele. We file patent applications with Indian Patent Office (IPO); USPTO; WIPO (PCT applications with International Bureau); European Patent Office and Japan Patent Office.
What we do ?
A patent is a type of Intellectual property that provides its owner or the inventor the legal right to exclude others from inventing, using, or selling the invention. Under the act, the Department of Patents, Design and Trademark (DPDT) provides patent protection (registration) to the patent holders for 16 years on payment of prescribed fees.
Patent application in Bangladesh can be filed in two categories:
(1) Ordinary Applications without claiming priority.
(2) Convention Application with claiming priority (within 12 months from the date of an application made in a convention country).
Who can apply?
As per Section 3 of the Patent & Design Act, 1911, an application for a patent can be made by any citizen of Bangladesh
or foreign national, by himself or jointly and such application shall be made in prescribed forms to
the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT).
When Annuity (Renewal) is required?
The term limited in every patent for the duration there of is sixteen years from its date of application or the date of the priority application.
Renewal is required for the fifth year before the expiry of the fourth year up to the 15 years.
Kindly contact us for more information.