1.) PUBLICATION of an invention before filing of a patent application would disqualify the invention to be patentable.

2.) NOVELTY is one of the criteria for patentability.

3.) A patent application can be filed in foreign countries through a treaty known as PCT

4.) The secret formula of Coca-Cola is protected by TRADE SECRET

5.) Signing an NDA helps the disclosing party to secure their sensitive information at the pre-agreement stages.

6.) PATENT is an IP right granted by the government to exclude others from making, selling, or using an invention for a certain term.

7.) A patentee can LICENSE the granted patent in consideration of a fee/royalty.

8.) TRADEMARK is any word, symbol or device used to identify the source or origin of products or services and to distinguish those products or services from others.

9.) COPYRIGHT is an IP right which protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

10.) Unauthorized use of a patent invention in known as patent INFRINGEMENT

11.) A patent in India is granted for a period of TWENTY years.

12.) If you file a provisional patent specification, then the complete patent specification has to be filed within TWELVE months to get the grant of patent.

13.) PRIOR ART is any evidence that your invention was already publicly known or available, in whole or in part, before the effective filing date of your patent application.