An Indian patent search is a process of checking the patentability of an invention by running through certain databases. Checking the patentability, in simpler words, ensures that there are no identical or similar inventions that have already been patented. It is an important step that comes before the application for a patent for a specific invention. Before patents are granted, they are published in the Indian Patent journal. However, conducting a patent journal search can prove to be tedious. Therefore, checking the patent status and conducting a patent search online is quicker and more efficient.
The process for conducting a patent search in India is entirely free of cost and is conducted online through a simplified procedure:
Conducting a patent search is not the end of the process of enhancing the registration of a patent. The applicant needs to thoroughly analyze the extracted information and use it to their own benefit. They may use the information to strategize and come up with a proper plan and accordingly make claims in their application that facilitate the registration of the invention they wish to patent.