Understanding Patents

Patents grant inventors exclusive rights to their inventions, preventing others from making, using, or selling the invention without permission.

Patentable Subject Matter

Inventions must be novel, non-obvious, and useful to be eligible for patent protection. This includes processes, machines, compositions of matter, and improvements thereof.

Patent Application Process

Applicants must file a patent application with the relevant patent office, disclosing the invention's details and claims.

Examination and Grant

The patent office examines the application to ensure compliance with patent laws before granting the patent.

Enforcement and Defense

Patent holders can enforce their rights against infringement through legal action.