Purpose of the Patent System
The patent system is designed to advance the industry of a nation by protecting and encouraging inventions. To achieve this, patent rights are granted in exchange for publicizing technology. Specifically, technology is accumulated and published technology is used through the publishing of inventions, and inventors are granted exclusive rights to thereby expedite commercialization and instill the desire to invent, ultimately contributing to commercial development.
Patent Filing Inquiry and Procedure Guide
Patent Application Examination/Registration Flowchart