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Dr.N.Gopinathan
Assistant professor
Faculty of pharmacy
SRIHER DU
CHENNAI-INDIA
NON PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER
An invention may satisfy the
condition of novelty,
inventiveness and
usefulness but it may not
qualify for a patent.
Novelty
Non patentable matter
Usefulness
An invention which is frivolous
[carefree and superficial] or
which claims anything
obviously contrary to well
established natural laws;

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Non patentable matter

  • 1. By Dr.N.Gopinathan Assistant professor Faculty of pharmacy SRIHER DU CHENNAI-INDIA
  • 2. NON PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER An invention may satisfy the condition of novelty, inventiveness and usefulness but it may not qualify for a patent.
  • 6. An invention which is frivolous [carefree and superficial] or which claims anything obviously contrary to well established natural laws;
  • 8. An invention the primary or intended use or commercial exploitation of which could be contrary to public order or morality
  • 10. An invention which causes serious prejudice to human, animal or plant life or health or to the environment;
  • 11. The mere discovery of a scientific principle The formulation of an abstract theory Discovery of any living thing or non-living substances occurring in nature;
  • 12. A substance obtained by a mere admixture resulting only in the aggregation of the properties of the components thereof or a process for producing such substance;
  • 13. Clarifies that salts, esters, polymorphs, metabolites, pure form, particle size, isomers, mixtures of isomers, complexes, combinations and other derivatives of known substance shall be considered to be the same substance, unless they differ significantly in properties with regard to efficacy.
  • 14. Mere discovery of any property
  • 15. Mere new use for a known substance Aspirin Anticoagulant Anticancer [colon]
  • 16. Mere use of a known process, machine or apparatus unless such known process results in a new product
  • 17. The mere arrangement or re- arrangement or duplication of known devices each functioning independently of one another in a known way;
  • 18. omitted by Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002.
  • 19. A method of agriculture or horticulture;
  • 20. • any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic diagnostic, therapeutic or other treatment of human beings
  • 21. Any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase their economic value or that of their products;
  • 22. In a reaction employs at least one new reactant;
  • 23. plants and animals in whole or any part thereof other than micro- organisms but including seeds, varieties and species and essentially biological processes for production or propagation of plants and animals;
  • 24. • a computer programme per se other than its technical application to industry or a combination with hardware; • a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work or any other aesthetic creation whatsoever including cinematographic works and television productions; • a mere scheme or rule or method of performing mental act or method of playing game;
  • 25. • a presentation of information; • topography of integrated circuits; • an invention which in effect, is traditional knowledge or which is an aggregation or duplication of known properties of traditionally known component or components.
  • 26. • Section 4 prohibits the grant of patent in respect of an invention relating to atomic energy
  • 27. “no patents shall be granted for inventions which in the opinion of the Central Government are useful for or relate to the production, control, use or disposal of atomic energy or the prospecting, mining, extraction, production, physical and chemical treatment, fabrication, enrichment, canning or use of any prescribed substance or radioactive substance or the ensuring of safety in atomic energy operations”.