Argentina: the Argentinean PTO: The National Industrial Property Institute INPI offers online searches, but not online filings. http://www.inpi.gov.ar/conweb/Marca.asp Bolivia: The Bolivian PTO: The National Service of Industrial Property, SENAPI (www.senapi.gob.bo) does not offer registration or searching online. Chile: The Chilean PTO: The National Institute of Intellectual Property (INAPI) (http://www.inapi.cl/) offers searches and filing online. But first it is [...]
A patent holder may challenge the standing of a petitioner in the preliminary response. For example, a patent holder may provide evidence that the petitioner has filed a civil action challenging patentability prior to filing the petition or that the petitioner otherwise is stopped from challenging the patent owner's claims.
Utility patents: may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. Design patents: may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. Plant patents: may be granted to anyone [...]
Any person who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement may obtain a patent fulfilling the conditions and requirements of the respective country where the person wants to file the patent. Process: The word process is defined as a process, act, or [...]
The inventor or a person to whom the inventor has assigned or is under an obligation to assign the invention, may apply for a patent. If the inventor is deceased, the application may be made by legal representatives, that is, the administrator or executor of the estate. If the inventor is legally incapacitated, the application [...]
The patent laws provide for the granting of design patents to any person who has invented any new and non-obvious ornamental design for an article of manufacture. The design patent protects only the appearance of an article, but not its structural or functional features. The proceedings relating to granting of design patents are the same [...]
The law also provides for the granting of a patent to anyone who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced any distinct and new variety of plant, including cultivated sports, mutants, hybrids, and newly found seedlings, other than a tuber-propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state. Asexually propagated plants are those that [...]
The patent owner has the exclusive right to prevent or stop others from commercially exploiting the patented invention. 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.
The local governmental patent and trademark offices are: Argentina: Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (INPI) http://www.inpi.gov.ar/ Brazil: Instituto Nacional Propiedade Industrial (INPI) http://www.inpi.gov.br/ Bolivia: Servicio Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual (SENAPI) www.senapi.gob.bo/ Chile: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PROPIEDAD INDUSTRIAL (INAPI) http://www.inapi.cl Colombia: Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) http://www.sic.gov.co/ Costa Rica: Registro Nacional República de Costa Rica http://www.rnpdigital.com/ Dominican Republic: Oficina Nacional de [...]
A Patent protection is granted for a limited period, generally in most countries of Latin America is for 20 years from the filing date of the application. For more information contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org