If you have started your engineering study, it is nature that many new ideas will flow through your mind. Like some children in childhood itself do lot of such creativity and ideas by using whatever the objects and toys they get in the hand.
Many engineering and technology solution companies are very good in R& D. But they fail to create or convert that research into an asset. Namely an IP asset.
Yes, a movable and unaccounted asset called Intellectual priperty.
As one of the American scholar, a Patent Attorney in USPTO said to the Indian Audience, to grow business in the country, create a business culture first.
Without such a culture nothing is going to work out in reality. Free industrial policies, free mentorship, removing unwanted documentation procedures, technology assistance, finance, creating markets and quick approvals are the need of the hour, a word “Super Power” will have to be in practical not just oral.
Exactly, even the large companies like top 500 in India hardly have any technology assistance from the government, providing subsidies to Patentable technologies and systems or not even a liberal or full fledged IP administrative and legislative departments.
Hardly do they have targets to add number of patents to their name as an Inventor or to the nation’s property.
Many top companies in India spend lot in R & D but hardly created an atmosphere to internal IP counsel and Corpus of Intellectual Property assets.
Well, why only companies, even individuals with research knowledge hardly have any attitude or an idea about patent and power of patents
Except, few institutes like IIT and few other engineering colleges, students and scholars hardly have a system, or a one stop window to leverage the intellectual knowledge into intellectual property, adding value to the knowledge as Inventors
Ok, but where and how do we start this culture?
Students, researchers, scholars, engineers and companies need to target at least one patent in their title, own name
It is not easy, as there are many many millions of patents already patented worldwide, it is a guess that hardly any idea is left over. But, Not a problem, every new patent is just one new step of the existing patent, we call it as prior art.
So, millions of such patents do really have potential to add any more million of patents, patents of design, system and process.
Read patents databases like USPTO, EP, Indian Patent Office to read existing patents on your subject.
Find an advanced and alternative concepts with new claims to own your new patent.
The Idea shall be novel, prior art, non obvious and usefulness.
You must start with local parent office and then also register your patent with other important countries, where you find there will be potential for your patent.
To start, you need few basic information in a standard format, the IP office call it Invention Disclosure Form.
Once you start creating this document on your idea, you will get a clear picture of what is your idea is and is it patentable!!!
Please answer to these questions, you shall soon become a patent owner.
You wont really know, it is not going to surprise you that the patent you own will or can one day fetch millions of money appreciation, if not worth zero value too!
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Invention Disclosure form
1) Full name, address, and Telephone number if each person who conceived the invention
2) general subject matter and purpose of the invention, including an explanation of the problems to be solved and the deficiencies in the existing technology.
3) A description of the invention, including, if available:
A) Drawings, Photographs, Charts, Test Results, etc.
B) identification of each novel feature
C) an explanation of how the novel features provide advantages over the existing technology
D) A description i any presently contemplated modifications, alterations, improvements, or extensions of the invention
4) A description of the closest known prior art ( attach copies o prior art documents if available):
Attach additional, consecutively numbered pages as needed, each having the signatures of the inventors and witness as indicated below.
Inventor sign & date
Read and Understood by Witness & Date