DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PATENT APPLICATION FILING IN SRI LANKA
What are the details required for filing a patent application in Sri Lanka?
In accordance with the provisions of Patent Act, an inventor can apply for patents. Where two or more persons have jointly made an invention, the right to a patent shall belong to them jointly. In case of a foreign applicant, he shall be represented by an agent resident in Sri Lanka whose name and address shall be given in the application, accompanied by a Power of Attorney granted to such agent by the applicant.
Every application for a patent shall be made for one invention only or a group of inventions which are linked to each other by a single inventive concept. Along with application for grant of patent and specification, the applicant is required to submit the following:
Declaration by the inventor;
Statement justifying the applicant’s right to the patent;
The authorization of an agent.
What are the documents required for filing a patent application in Sri Lanka?
An application for the grant of a patent shall be made to the Director-General in the prescribed form and shall contain—
(i) a request for the grant of the patent;
(ii) a description of the patent;
(iii) one or more claims;
(iv) a drawing(s), wherever required;
(v) an abstract;
(vi) date and number of any application for a patent filed by the applicant abroad, if any, relating to the same, or essentially the same invention as that claimed in the present application;
(vii) a declaration that the applicant or his predecessor in title has not obtained a patent abroad before the application was filed relating to the same or essentially the same invention as that claimed in the application.
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