We may be filing for a patent in India, and while our attorneys will be doing the heavy lifting, I was just curious about what major differences there are in the patent system between there and the United States.
I'm curious about general differences, but specifically,
- Is the patent term 20 years in India too?
- Any differences in claims language or the breadth of claims allowed?
- Are prophetic experiments allowed in place of actual experiments?
- Are biotech patents allowed to patent the gene itself or merely a method that uses / synthesizes the gene?
In case it matters, this is a biotech patent about a transgenic organism.