What is Patent?

A patent protects an invention (i.e. a solution to a technical problem) which may relate to a product or process. 

The owner of a registered patent can take legal action to prevent any person from using the patented invention in the relating jurisdiction without permission, and also seek relief, such as an injunction and an order for damages, against the infringer.

Kindly note that disclosure of a patent before filing an application may destroy its novelty. Therefore, to obtain a valid registration, the patent owner should apply for registration before marketing the product or within 12 months from the filing date of the first application.

Benefits of registration of a patent

A patent system protects your patented invention by deterring others from “free-riding” on your innovation, whether by means of copying or reverse engineering your patented product/process without permission.  In essence, the grant of a patent confers on a patent owner the exclusive right to prevent others from making, using or otherwise commercially exploiting his patented invention in a territory where the patent has been granted.  This exclusive right entitles a patent owner to exploit the patent, such as through manufacturing and selling his patented products, in any territory where the patent is granted. 

Alternatively, a patent owner may elect to license any party whom he considers fit and proper for undertaking the exploitation, and still be able to profit from his patent by receiving royalties in return for granting the license.

Documents to be provided

1、A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration Certificate or anything of similar nature which shows the name and address of the applicant.
2、Presentations of your patent in terms of name, summary, specification and line drawings.
3、A priority document when priority is claimed. The document can be filed within 3 months after the filing date of the application.
4、Power of Attorney (POA) letter as required by some countries/regions.