Steps Towards Patent Application

Doing research is a big investment in terms of both human and financial resources. What if a large amount of time and money is spent for developing a certain technology and later it is discovered that the technology has already been invented by someone else?

There are a number of steps to take in order to successfully apply for and register a patent. NB: A patent application must be done before the researcher publishes any academic paper.

For information on how to apply for a patent, see the Patent Guidelines.