Patents: elements required to be granted a patent

  • Subject matter: living organisms, YES; math, NO (see Diamond v. Chakrabarty)
  • Novelty/Non-obviousness
  • Utility/Usefulness
  • Non-triviality
  • Adequate Disclosure: enablement and written description
See Patent Act Section 101: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.
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