What can be patented

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You can apply for patent protection for a range of inventions. These include traditional inventions such as appliances, mechanical devices and so on.

However you may also protect things such as:

What cannot be patented?

You cannot patent human beings or the biological process for their generation, artistic creations, mathematical models, plans, schemes or other purely mental processes.

Last Updated: 23/11/2013

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