A Patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a patent application.
Patent does not long for a lifetime. If you file a patent now then after a period of 20 years it falls under the public domain. The invention can be anything such as process, art, method to manufacture, particular apparatus, machine, computer software, technical application, chemicals or drugs.
Documents Required for Patent Registration
In order to be patentable subject matter, the new invention is required to meet following eligibility -:
Patent protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years from the filing date of the application.
After a patent is granted, patent annuity fee must be paid every year, after the third year, in order to keep the patent in force. From the third year onwards a patent annuity fee needs to be paid before the end of the succeeding year, to keep the patent in force.
To obtain patent you have to first apply for a patent.
After done with patent procedure you can simply get the patent of your idea.