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A patent is the document that describes an invention, utility model or design solution, and certifies possible use of such intellectual property product only as permitted by the author (patent holder), issued by a government authority. Protection for a patent may is effective for a period from 5 to 25 years provided that the respective annual maintenance fee is duly paid.

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What should one do to obtain a patent?

First and foremost, it is required to determine the scope of patenting. These may be devices, substances, microbial strains, etc.

This should be followed by search for analogs, both in Russia and abroad.

Then, we will help you in preparation and composition of the materials reasonably necessary to file a patent application.

Upon filing the application to PosPatent, the examination phase starts; during such phase the Patent Office may send to the applicant a request demanding submission of additional materials or adjustment of the very application’s execution.

The principal problem at patenting intellectual property items results from the fact that far from everybody knows all nuances of drawing-up patent applications, executing a statement, and due filing of all other documents which RosPatent requires to present.

That’s exactly why we recommend you to address VIS professional patent attorneys who have a long record of service in this field. It is necessary to ensure registration of your application without any questions by the competent authorities and obtaining protection of your patent within the established deadline.

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What is the patent lifetime?

Patents for inventions remain effective for twenty years from the date of filing the application to the Patent Office (Section 13623 of the RF Civil Code).

Patents for utility models remain effective for ten years from the date of filing the application to the Patent Office, whereupon such patent may be extended for three more years.

Patents for design solutions remain effective for five years from the date of filing the application to the Patent Office, whereupon such patent may be extended for five more years.

Naturally, all such aforesaid validity periods (lifetimes) are given for event of timely payment of the respective patent maintenance fee.