GL G I 1 Patentability requirements

There are four basic requirements for patentability:[Art. 52(1); ]
(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).

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