常見問題
專利申請

What documents are required for a patent application?


According to the form of the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, you must submit the following documents/information:
1.) Submit a record request with Patent Form No. P4;
2.) A copy of the published designated patent application;
3.) The Chinese and English name of the invention;
4.) Chinese and English version of the summary;
5.) The name or name and address of the applicant;
6.) If you are not the person named as the applicant in the designated patent application, you must submit a statement explaining your right to apply and supporting documents; (for example, a copy of the assignment document);
7.) If the designated patent application does not contain the name of the inventor, you must submit a statement identifying the person you believe to be the inventor;
8.) If it is claimed to have priority, it must state the country or region where the priority application is submitted, the priority application number and the date when the priority application is submitted;
9.) If a claim is to be made for non-damaging disclosure, the name and location of the prescribed exhibition or conference, the opening or beginning date of the exhibition or conference, and the date of the first disclosure of the invention must be stated date;
10.) The address for service of documents in Hong Kong;
11.) Translations of relevant materials and documents that need to be provided.




How long does it take to apply for a patent?


Considering that the original granted standard patent application must go through the following key examination procedures, the entire examination process from application to grant is usually expected to take at least 2 to 3 years a. A formal review involving the following aspects: (i) Basic requirements for setting the submission date (ii) Formal regulations b. Publication of the application (usually about 18 months after the filing date; if priority is claimed, it shall be counted from the earliest priority date) c. Substantive examination, including the tentative decision (if any) of the Director of Review to reject the application (only at the request of the applicant)




Why apply for patent registration?


Because the patent system can protect your patented inventions and prevent others from using your innovative inventions (regardless of plagiarizing without permission or deconstructing your patented products/programs by reverse engineering methods) to enjoy the benefits. In fact, the patentee has the exclusive right to prevent others from making, using or otherwise commercially exploiting his patented invention in the region where the patent is granted. This exclusive right allows the patent right owner to exercise the patent right in any region where the patent right is granted (for example, through the production and sale of its patented products). Therefore, the patentee has the right to decide who can-or may not-use the patented invention while the invention is protected. In other words, patent protection means that the invention cannot be commercially manufactured, used, distributed, imported or sold by others without the consent of the patent owner.




專利申請需要哪些文件?


根據香港特別行政區知識產權署的表格,您必須提交以下文件/資料: 1.) 提交專利表格編號 P4 的備案請求; 2.) 已公佈的指定專利申請的副本; 3.) 發明的中英文名稱; 4.) 中英文版摘要; 5.) 申請人的姓名或名稱和地址; 6.) 如果您不是指定專利申請中的申請人,您必須提交一份說明您的申請權利的聲明和證明文件; (例如,轉讓文件的副本); 7.) 如果指定專利申請不包含發明人的姓名,您必須提交一份聲明,指明您認為是發明人的人; 8.) 聲稱具有優先權的,必須說明提交優先權申請的國家或地區、優先權申請號和提交優先權申請的日期; 9.) 如果要求無損害性公開,則規定的展覽或會議的名稱和地點、展覽或會議的開幕或開始日期以及發明的首次公開日期必須是規定日期; 10.) 在香港送達文件的地址; 11.) 需要提供的相關材料和文件的翻譯。




申請專利需要多長時間?


考慮到原始授權的標準專利申請必須經過以下關鍵審查程序,從申請到授權的整個審查過程通常預計至少需要2至3年時間 A.) 正式審查涉及以下幾個方面: (i) 設置提交日期的基本要求 (ii) 正式規定 B.) 申請的公佈(通常是申請日後18個月左右;如果要求優先權,從最早的優先權日算起) C.) 實質性審查,包括審查主任拒絕申請的暫定決定(如有)(僅應申請人的要求)




為什麼要申請專利註冊?


因為專利制度可以保護您的專利發明,並防止他人使用您的創新發明(無論是未經許可的抄襲或通過逆向工程方法解構您的專利產品/程序)來享受利益。 事實上,專利權人擁有阻止他人在授予專利的地區製造、使用或以其他方式商業利用其專利發明的專有權。 該專有權允許專利權人在任何授予專利權的地區(例如,通過其專利產品的生產和銷售)行使專利權。 因此,專利權人有權決定在發明保護期間誰可以或不可以使用該專利發明。 換言之,專利保護是指未經專利權人同意,他人不得商業製造、使用、分銷、進口或銷售該發明。