Protecting your intellectual property rights: Patents

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December 03 08:45 2015 by The Editor Print This Article


An invention shall be patentable if it is novel, involves an inventive step and is industrially applicable.
What may not be patented?
  • discoveries, scientific theories and mathematical methods; 
    aesthetic creations;
  • schemes, rules and methods for performing mental acts, playing games or doing business and programs for computers;
  • presentations of information;
  • a method for the treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy and a diagnostic method practiced on the human or animal body;
  • an invention the exploitation of which would be contrary to public order or morality.