What can be patented
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:
- computer-related inventions
- business methods
- biological inventions
- micro-organisms and other biological materials
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