KNC501/KNC601 Constitution of India, Law and Engineering
Chapter 14: Intellectual Property Laws
Rights from Patents
A patent owner has the right to decide who may – or may not – use the patented invention for the period in which the invention is protected.
In other words, patent protection means that the invention cannot be commercially made, used, distributed, imported, or sold by others without the patent owner’s consent.
Can patent right be Transferred?
A patent is considered as a transferrable property that can be transferred from the original patentee to any other person by assignment or by operation of law. A patent can be licensed or assigned only by the owner of the patent.
Where can one get Patent rights?
The Indian Patent Office is administered by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM), a subordinate office of the Government of India which reports to Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry which administers the Patent.