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4.4. Therapeutic methods

Therapeutic methods are subject to a rule, similar to that applicable to surgical methods, that they cannot be patented if they include at least one feature defining a physical activity or action that constitutes a method step for treatment of the human or animal body by therapy (G 1/04, OJ 2006, 334; G 1/07, OJ 2011, 134).