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Patent is a kind of legal procedure, the inventor patent application to fast and secure the patent right, get legal protection, can entrust a Patent Office patent agent for you to provide legal and technical help, and once the inventor patent agents to establish principal-agent relationship, patent agent is your technical consultant and patent lawyer. Exactly, should be a qualified patent agent will help inventors two times development of patent technology, such as mining alternatives, and the inventor of the need to provide technical support to the agent, and the timely provision of relevant information required.
The establishment of principal agent relationship with the inventor of the patent agent, should provide detailed technical information necessary to write patent documents in accordance with the requirements of the agent; technical details including the invention purpose, comparison of old and new technology, main technical features and implementation of specific programs to the invention, and the invention can explain the purpose of drawing etc..
If the inventor can't draw or do not provide detailed technical information necessary, directly to the patent agent oral, patent agents according to the whole process of the invention inventor intentions for your completed application for a patent, until the patent right.
The procedures for applying for patent
The application for a patent by a patent agency shall take the following steps
1, to determine whether the contents of the invention of the invention can apply for patent content; for this advice, it is recommended to consult a few more than after the correct conclusion. Because many of the current information is the salary of the staff is a commission system, in order to volume, and sometimes there will be an inappropriate response to the consultation.
2, determine the content of invention creation can apply for a patent type (invention, utility model, design)
Two, signed a proxy agreement
The purpose of signing the agency agreement is to clarify the rights and obligations between the applicant and the patent agency, mainly to restrain the patent agent to have the duty of confidentiality to the invention of the applicant.
Three, technical disclosure
1. The applicant shall provide the patent agent with the background information of the invention creation or entrust the retrieval of the relevant content;
2, the applicant details the contents of invention and creation, to help patent agents fully understand the contents of invention and creation.
Four, determine the application program
Agent based on understanding of the invention creation, will make a preliminary judgment on patent application prospects of the patent application will suggest the possibility of a very small at this time the applicant withdrawn, the agency will charge a small fee for consultation, agency fees will be returned for most people.
If the prospect of patent licensing is greater, the patent agent will make clear the application plan, the scope and content of the protection, in the case of the consent of the applicant to start the preparation of the formal application.
Five, prepare application documents
1, the patent application documents;
2, the production of documents;
3. Submit the patent application and obtain the patent application number.
Six, review
The Patent Office of China will examine the patent application documents, and in the course of the examination, the patent agents will make the patent correction, opinion statement, reply, change and so on. If necessary, the applicant shall cooperate with the patent agent to complete the above work
Seven, review conclusions
According to the review of the Patent Office of China will be authorized or dismissed the review conclusion, the process of the time is generally: the design of 6 months or so, the utility model 10-12 months or so, the invention patent 2-4. With the improvement of the efficiency of the patent office, the design and application of the new type of review and authorization time is about 4-6 months.