Patent in Europe
A patent is an exclusive right granted for an Invention, which is new and inventive product or a process. To get a patent, technical information about the invention must be disclosed to the public in a Patent Application. Granted patent is providing an exclusive right to prevent or stop others from commercially exploiting the claimed Invention. Claimed invention under patent protection cannot be commercially made, used, distributed, imported or sold by others without the patent owner’s consent. Bauer-IP is providing in depth analysis of business needs and provide customized protection of your Invention. Patents are providing also marketing function and are considered as an investment into growth.
Invention is generally not defined. There are numerous exclusions, however, that exclude the Inventions from Patent protection. They are generally scientific theories, aesthetic creations, mathematical methods, plant or animal varieties, discoveries of natural substances, commercial methods, methods for medical treatment (as opposed to medical products) or computer programs are generally not patentable.
Furthermore, Invention must be:
- New – some new characteristic which is not known in the body of existing knowledge in its technical field.
- Inventive – Invention could not be obviously deduced by a person having ordinary skill in the relevant technical field.
- Industrially Applicable – Invention must be capable of being used for an industrial or business purpose beyond a mere theoretical phenomenon.
Bauer-IP is providing an introduction analysis on eligibility of Patent protection.
Patents are territorial rights. In general, the exclusive rights are only applicable in the country or region in which a patent has been filed and granted, in accordance with the law of that country or region.