Patent Concept And Enforcement

According to national laws and international procedure for granting patents, the extent of the exclusive rights are more dependent on agreements between the countries and the local Patent Laws. The willingness to grant and protect the patent may be embodied in the international agreement yet the judiciary plays vital and independent roll in the matter.

A patent may include many claims but must satisfy patentability requirements like novelty and must be non-obvious. The exclusive right prevent others from commercial exploitation, using, making, selling, exporting, importing, or distributing a patented invention but subject to license from the Patentee.

A patent provides the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or. importing the patented invention during the validity of patent, which is usually 20 years from the filing date.. Like any other property right, it may be sold, licensed, mortgaged, assigned or transferred, given away, or simply abandoned.