A Patent is an Intellectual Property Right granted by the Government of India to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout India when the patent is granted.
There are three types of Patents:
- UTILITY PATENTS, may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.
- DESIGN PATENTS, may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental Design for an Article of manufacture.
- PLANT PATENTS, may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.