A utility patent refers to granting a patent to a proposed technical plan in respect of the configuration, structure or their combination of a subject matter, so as to increase the utility or improve the usage of the subject matter.
Formality and Substantive Examination.
*The applicant should submit the application of substantive examination within 4 years of the date of filing of the initial or divisional application.
10 years from the filing date
Within 12 months from the first filing date
once a year.
The fee for application of registration has included the annual fees of first 2 years
- A copy of specification containing a description, claims and abstract and a set of formal drawings.
- The name and address of the inventor/applicant.
- Power of Attorney (must be duly notarization).
- A certified copy of the priority document if claiming for a priority right.
Flowchart of Application Process for Utility Patent