- A Patent is the statutory protection for an invention granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his invention.
- A Patent is a country specific right
- A Patent gives monopolistic rights to its owner to exclude others, from making, using, selling, offering for sale or importing the product or the process for producing the product without his consent
- The Patents Act, 1970 and the Patents Rules 1972 subsequently amended in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2016 govern the provisions relating to Patents in India
The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks oversees the functioning of the Patent Offices which are in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata