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What is a patent and how does it help a company?

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An application for patent may be filed in three different ways, depending on whether it is an initial or fresh application or an application claiming priority from another application.
NATIONAL APPLICATION: A national application is an application for patent that does not claim priority from any other application. In other words, it is a fresh application. This type of application may be either provisional or complete. The following details are required 1) Name, Address and Nationality of applicant(s) 2) Name, Address and Nationality of inventor(s) 3) Complete Specification [or provisional specification if Provisional Application needs to be filed] 4) Description, Claims, Abstract and Drawings, if any
CONVENTION APPLICATION: A convention application is an application claiming priority from an application filed in a convention country. The following details are required: 1) Name, Address and Nationality of applicant(s) 2) Name, Address and Nationality of inventor(s) 3) Complete Specification including Description, Claims, Abstract and Drawings, if any 4) Priority claim details (Priority date, Country and Application number) 5) Certified copy of priority document (if not filed at International Bureau) 6) Verified English translation of priority document (may submit later) 7) Details of all corresponding foreign applications, including application number, date of filing and current status
PCT NATIONAL PHASE APPLICATION : This a type of patent application that takes the PCT gateway and enters national phase in India. The following details or documents are required: 1) Name, Address and Nationality of applicant(s) 2) Name, Address and Nationality of inventor(s) 3) Complete Specification including Claims, Abstract and Drawings, if any. If the PCT application is in a language other than English, a verified English translation of the PCT specification is required. 4) PCT Application Details (International Application Number and Date) 5) Details of Priority application (if applicable) i) Priority date, Country and Application number ii) Certified copy of priority document (if not filed at International Bureau) iii) Verified English translation of priority document (can be filed later) 6) Details of all corresponding foreign applications, including application number, date of filing and current status 7) Other Documents (if applicable) i) Particulars of Amendments made to specification/claims during the International Phase (Verified English translation) ii) Corrections or changes made at the International phase