A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem. That exclusive right granted by a country to the inventor, allowing the inventor to exclude others from making, using or selling his or her invention in that country during the life of the patent.
For a patent to be granted an invention must be :
- new/ novel which mean that the invention has not been publicly disclosed in any form, anywhere in the world;
- involve an inventive step, that is to say the invention must not be obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the technological field of the invention; and
- industrially applicable, meaning it can be mass produced.
IP Xpert often forges long-term value added relationships with our clients. From the initial consultation to novelty search and drafting, and from the subsequent filing process right up to the grant of the Patent, our clients are provided with timely advisory and updates, leading many of them to see us as more than just an IP service provided but also as their business partner!
The emergence of each major technology sees the need for greater protection for new inventions to eliminate unfair competition in the market. In line with the objectives of patents as incentives to invent and innovate, we at IP Xpert assist our clients in drafting specifications for their inventions and filing the same for patent protection.
With Malaysia joining the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on 16 August 2006, we also file international applications on behalf of our clients via the PCT route.