A creation need to be protected from exploitation by any other person apart from the creator in order to protect the interest of the creator and to encourage the creator to produce good work even in future. The unique creation can be protected by obtaining a patent registration for the creation. In obtaining a patent registration, the creator is awarded a set of exclusive rights which enable the creator to enjoy the economic benefits from the creations and also help in the preventing of the creation from any kind of distortion or exploitation. The application of patent is to be filled according to the territorial limits in terms of the place where the applicant resides or at the place where the invention actually originated. Orissa is one of the culturally rich states of India. Patent registration in Orissa is a long legal procedure where a number of phases are involved before the applicant successfully gets the patent registration done. Patent registration services in Orissa happen according to the laws enacted in the Indian Constitution.
The first step is the filing of the priority application which does not contain the set of claims from the applicant. After this, the final application form is to be filed which necessarily should contain the set of claims from the applicant or the inventor.
After the submission of the final application with the complete set of claims, the application is published in the website of the patent registration after one and a half year from the date of the priority application. There are no charges for the publication of the application. This is a spontaneous process and no special requisition for the publication of the application is to be filed.
Once the final application is filed along with the set of claims, it is time for the publication of the patent application. From the date of priority application a patent application is published in the Indian patent website after the completion of one and a half year. The applicant or any other interested person may search for the published patent applications granted in the patent office site. The publication of the patent application is done totally free of cost.
Followed by the publication of the patent application, an examination of the application is to be conducted. The examination does not happen automatically. The applicant or any other interested person on the behalf of the applicant can request for the conduct of an examination maximum within 48 months from the date of priority application.
The first examination report is generated in and around six months from the request and if there are any objections, they are communicated to the applicant. The response for the First Examination Report (FER) is to be made by the applicant within twelve months. Failure in responding to the FER within 12 months means the cancellation of the application claim.
After the re-examination is done, if everything is found alright, the applicant is issued with a patent registration certificate.
Patent registration in Orissa can be done with the assistance of any of the patent agents in Orissa and those who practises law in Orissa.