Patent law is complex and it is compulsory to obtain the services of an attorney who specializes in patent law. Patent law is one of the fastest growing fields of law that deals with issues surrounding the protection of ideas. Patent law of India has the following most important features that decide whether a patent will be granted or not
(a) The object: The object of patent law is to encourage new technology, scientific research, and industrial progress.
(b) Inventive step: The fundamental principle of Patent law is granted only for an invention.
International Patent Laws:
International patent laws are a set of exclusive rights given to an inventor for a fixed period of time, in return the inventor must disclose his invention. They are created to protect inventors. Procedures for granting patents depend on different countries.
Patent Infringement Law:
A patent confers the exclusive right on the patentee to make, sell or distribute the invention in India. If any of three rights is violated, an infringement would be there. A patentee may assign some of these rights. The exercise of the rights so transferred in favour of the licensee by the licensor would not amount to infringement of the patents.