Patents are a form of intellectual property. A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
According to section 7 of the Patent Ordinance, 2000 an invention should be a patent if it is:
a) A Process or Product
b) A Novel or New
Once an application for the grant of a patent is filed, it is examined with respect to compliance with formalities and patentability provided for under the Patent Law, including novelty, inventiveness and industrial application
At any time within four months from the date of advertisement of the acceptance of a complete specification under this Ordinance, any person may give notice to the Controller of opposition to the grant of patent on any of the following grounds, namely:-
In Pakistan The annuity for first four year is taken at the time of grant of patent and the first regular annuity becomes due before expiry of the fourth year from grant which is the application date.
A patentee may institute a suit in a District Court against any person who, during the continuance of a patent acquired by him in respect of an invention, makes