Our business specialist will first explain the preliminary patent procedure to you so that you can learn about the procedure, costs, and documentations required. Our business specialist will analyze which type of patent is suitable for your patent conception, how to express the design drawing, and the description of the patent application. After you provide more detailed patent content, the patent officer will confirm the feasibility of the patent content, and request you to pay the patent content inquiry fee.
After the patent inquiry fee is collected, the patent department will start a patent search. The operation procedure takes about 3 to 5 days. After the search, a designated person will report the results to you.
After confirming that the patent application can be handled based on the search result, we will confirm the expression of the design drawing with you and request you to provide a simple design draft. Our patent officer will assist you in adjusting the application format. After the patent content is confirmed, the patent officer will begin to make the patent specification. The operation procedure takes about 10 days.
Upon receipt of the notification letter from the competent authority, we will inform you of the results of the examination as soon as possible. After paying the fee, you can get the certificate. Usually, you will need to pay the patent annuity for 1 to 3 years. The formalities for verifying and issuing the patent certificate take about one month.
If the patentee is a natural person, a school, or a small or medium-sized enterprise that is eligible for a reduced annual fee, the Office will also confirm whether you are eligible for a reduced annual fee when you apply for a patent, and will also control the time when you need to pay for all cases, in order to avoid missing the payment period and resulting in patent extinction.