People having new invention ideas must file for an invention patent and many of them may not be aware of the procedures to be adhered to in this regard. Here are a few tips for submitting an invention which would be useful.
You need to bear in mind while applying for a patent new invention that it is granted for a period of 20 years only from the date of filing the application for patents. Getting a patent cannot be construed as the right to develop a product or process, but you also are required to access the approval for producing the product from the government authorities. The process of accessing patent can be intricate and may need the services of a patent lawyer. You can also make an application for a less involved patent, which is known as the Non-provisional Utility Patent. Under this type of patenting, your invention can be protected only for a year and will permit you to carry on the creation of your concept as a patent – pending.
The application process involved in getting the patent for a product is very cumbersome, because the utility patent application format is lengthy and requires exhaustive information of each aspect of the invention process. Moreover, you need to submit a written description of your invention idea, together with a name or title. Also, you need to present an abstract, explaining what is the thing, that is novel in your design, together with an exhaustive drawing, if required. Moreover, you are required to provide an oath or declaration to the confirmation that whatever you have invented is entirely the idea of yours as well as your partners. While submitting the utility patent application, an individual oath is needed, in case there is more than one person involved in the new invention.