In India, patent agents are members of a professional body; they are registered before the Indian Patent office and specialize in the area of intellectual property protection. conditions include a professional examination, need to be met to become a registered indian patent agent.
Patent agents prepare the applications that describe and claim inventions and submit them to the Patent Office.They argue the merits of the claimed invention when the application is examined. Patent agents are the only professionals empowered to represent applicants before the Indian Patent Office. A patent agent can provide invaluable counsel regarding the protection of an invention in an effort to maximize the value of the patent and create the broadest protection for an invention.
A patent agent can work in IP firms or law firms of all sizes, may be a sole practitioner or work in-house for corporations, government agencies or universities.