Patent applications are filed with the National Board of Patents and Registration. The application is made using the patent application form of National Board of Patents and Registration. The application is subject to a charge. It is not possible to make amendments after filing. However, it is possible, and even common, to amend the patent requirements during the handling process, provided that the information required for such amendments is present in the text of the application.
The application must contain:
a description of the invention;
drawings, provided the invention can be illustrated by a drawing;
the patent claims;
a statement concerning right to the invention (if the application is not made by the inventor or the applicant is not the sole inventor);
a power of attorney, when the inventor is represented by a patent attorney.
When applying for a patent, it is common to seek the advice of a patent attorney, who may also be referred to as patent agents. General advice is also provided by the Consulting Engineers of the National Board of Patents and Registration. Prior to drafting the application, it is advisable to familiarize oneself with the Patent Guide of the National Board of Patents and Registration, and patent publications in the relevant field. It is also possible to research granted patents in the reading room of the National Board of Patents and Registration.