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An applicant for a patent can protect an invention in India, by filing an application for a patent in India or patenting it in India. Patent registration in India will help a patentee to enjoy and exercise his monopoly rights bestowed by the Indian patent law. A patentee can commercialize the patented product in India and can earn monetary profits for the term of 20 years. The patent can be registered in India as per the Indian Patent Law. A patent can be registered by filing a patent application with the Indian Patent Office. The patent application can be an ordinary application, National phase application under PCT or a conventional application. Generally, an ordinary application is filed with the Indian Patent Office to obtain a patent. An ordinary application does not claim a priority from any other application. Further, after filing of a patent application, the patent application is examined by an examiner of the patent office. After examination of the application, an FER or first examination report is issued by the examiner containing a list of objections, to which an applicant or his authorized agent has to file a response. If needed, the examiner can call an applicant or his agent for a hearing. Once the examiner is satisfied with the response filed by an applicant, he may put the application in order for grant.