If someone has an idea for a product, can he/she patent his/her idea before making the product?
Yes, he/she can patent his/her idea before production because patent offices deal with documents only (title, technical background, drawings and claims). The patent examiner can decide if the invention, as described in those documents, is industrially applicable or not.
If someone uses our patents without getting permission, what can we do?
Patent infringement is handled by legal authorities of the country where the infringement occurs.
What is the process for getting a patent?
The first step is drafting the concept, followed by filing, a formal examination, substantive examination, publication, and finally, a grant. During the substantive examination, the concept undergoes a novelty check and consideration of its inventive step and industrial application.
If two persons work independently on the same invention, who will be granted the patent?
Patents are granted based on the order they are received. Thus, the first person who submits the patent will be granted protection of the invention’s concept.
Does IP applies to the content accessible on the Internet?
Here you find the answer: http://www.agip.com/page.aspx?page_key=ipr_Internet&keywords=internet