Suppose I have an idea and wish to get it patented. How can I ascertain that the idea is actually patentable? How can I ensure that there are no other similar ideas that have already been patented?
Kevin Moses Paul 28 July 2021
Sushree Sipra 25 September 2021
Archana Pandey 13 January 2022
You cannot get a patent just based on an idea. You must show how your invention works. In addition, your invention must be new (or "novel" in the parlance of patent lawyers). This means it must be different in some important way from all previous inventions in that field. However, There are three types of patents - Utility, Design, and Plant. The cost to file a patent is approximately Rs. 35,000 to 45,000. (cost would be lowest for students and startups) This is assuming that you have hired a patent (agent) professionals for patent research, writing and filing patent application for your invention.