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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
1.
Basic requirements 

There are four basic requirements for patentability:

(i)
there must be an "invention", belonging to any field of technology (see G-II);
(ii)
the invention must be "susceptible of industrial application" (see G-III);
(iii)
the invention must be "new" (see G-IV to VI); and
(iv)
the invention must involve an "inventive step" (see G-VII).
References

Art. 52(1)