16 Other exclusions

(1)

Human beings, and biological processes for their generation, are not patentable inventions.

(2)

An invention of a method of treatment of human beings by surgery or therapy is not a patentable invention.

(3)

An invention of a method of diagnosis practised on human beings is not a patentable invention.

(4)

A plant variety is not a patentable invention.

(5)

For the purposes of subsection (4), plant variety has the same meaning as that given to the term variety in section 2 of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987.