Patents Bill

  • enacted
15 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.

    (3A) A computer program 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.