chapter  5
40 Pages

Patentable Inventions

Introduction 166

5.1 Novelty 166

5.2 Inventive Step 185

5.3 Industrial Application 195

5.4 Disclosure 198

Once it has been established that an invention consists of patentable subject matter, before a patent may be granted, it must also be determined whether that invention is new, has inventive step, is industrially applicable and has been sufficiently disclosed in the application. If a patent has been granted in breach of any of these criteria it may subsequently be revoked (see 6.4.2).