Patent Requirements

In order for an invention to be patented, it must fulfill the following three conditions:

  • The invention must be useful, that is it cannot be a mere theoretical phenomenon.
  • The invention must show an element of novelty. It has to possess a new characteristic that no one had done before in that particular field.
  • The invention must show an inventive step which is not obvious to an average skilled person in the art to which the subject matter pertains.