A detailed study of patent system for protection of inventions
M. N. R. College of Pharmacy, Fasalwadi, Sangareddy-502 294, India
B Subba Rao M. N. R. College of Pharmacy, Fasalwadi, Sangareddy-502 294 India E-mail: [email protected]
Creations of brain are called intellect. Since these creations have good commercial value, are called as property. Inventions are intellectual property and can be protected by patents provided the invention is novel, non-obvious, useful and enabled. To have fare trade among member countries, World Trade Organisation proposed TRIPS agreement. India had taken necessary initiation by signing the World Trade Organisation agreement and transformed to global needs. The aim of this article is to enlighten pharmaceutical professionals especially in the field of research and development about planning inventions by thorough review of prior-art, which saves time and money. A thorough understanding is made possible by providing details of origin; present governing bodies, their role along with the Act that is safeguarding the patent system.