Patents Bill

  • enacted
13 Patentable inventions
  • An invention is a patentable invention if the invention, so far as claimed in a claim,—

    • (a) is a manner of manufacture within the meaning of section 6 of the Statute of Monopolies; and

    • (b) when compared with the prior art base—

      • (i) is novel; and

      • (ii) involves an inventive step; and

    • (c) is useful; and

    • (d) is not excluded from being a patentable invention under section 14 or 15.

    Compare: Patents Act 1990 s 18(1) (Aust)