June 9, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Services

How are you so affordable?

We value all of our relationships and always seek long-term relationships with our clients. We therefore price our services to attract and retain as many customers as possible. Moreover, our experienced team, customized processes and operational set-up in India allows us to keep our operating costs low and we pass these savings on as an added advantage to our clients.

What does a patent paralegal do?

They work on IP matters under the supervision of licensed patent attorneys.
Also, they do not practice law and are not licensed attorneys.
However, they help in many aspects of legal matters related to patents.

Do we have a Non-Disclosure Agreement of our own?

Yes, we do have. It is to be signed at the time when the proceedings begin.

Is there a provision of converting Provisional Application to Non-Provisional Application?

Yes, we do provide assistance for conveniently converting provisional application to a non-provisional application, when needed.

Do we prepare PCT applications?

Yes we do provide assistance for creating applications as per the PCT rules and regulations.

What if my patent application shows multiple independent inventions?

If this is your case, then you can make the other independent inventions as a subject of their own applications. This is known as filing a divisional application. It gets the same priority date as the parent application. The parent application and the divisional application are then processed independently of one another.

What is the difference between a provisional and non-provisional patent application?

A provisional application is a complete technical disclosure of the invention and is filed at the patent office to obtain an early priority date.  The provisional patent application provides 12 months to file a regular application (non-provisional application). The provisional patent application is, generally, filed in the following circumstances:

  1. The product containing the invention is to be disclosed to the public soon and there is not enough time to prepare a full-fledged patent application.
  2. Applicant or owner of the invention is not sure about the potential of the invention. The provisional patent application provides the applicant 12 months to ascertain the novelty, the business aspect, and the market for the idea.
  3. The provisional patent application gives “Patent Pending Status” and act as a deterrent for potential copying of the invention.

The provisional patent application includes a general description of the invention, while the non-provisional patent application should be prepared in accordance to the rules of the Patent Office, and should include various sections, such as, background, summary, detailed description, and at least one claim for which the protection is sought. Also, the provisional patent applications are not examined by the examiner and is abandoned if the non-provisional application is not filed within 12 months of the filing of the provisional application.

Who writes the Patent Applications?

Our expert technical patent drafters prepare patent application drafts for direct filing with a patent office by a patent agent or an inventor. Our expert patent drafters hold 16+ years of patent drafting and prosecution experience.

Are the applications reviewed by an attorney?

Applications are prepared as per the signature way of the drafting of patent attorneys. We understand how important and critical their drafting style is and we adhere to it in our patent application drafts.

What technical areas do you have expertise in drafting the applications?

Our patent drafters have expertise in 30+ technological domains, which includes the sub-domains of mechanical, electronic and communication, internet of things, automobile, connected devices,  biotechnology, and life sciences, etc.

On an average how many actual hours does a drafter put in to draft an application?

Assuming complete disclosure from the inventor and an invention of average complexity, it takes around 40 hours for a patent drafter to draft a patent application. For a not so complex invention it will take 25-30 hours.

How many applications have your company drafted?

Our company has drafted more than 1000+ applications till present.