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What is not protected by a Patent?

What is not protected by a Patent?
March 20, 2017 admin

Patent does not protect the following;

  • discoveries of materials or substance already existing in nature;
  • scientific theories or mathematical methods;
  • plant or animal varieties or essentially biological processes for the production of such plant or animal varieties, other than microbiological processes;
  • schemes, rules or methods, such as those for doing business, performing purely mental acts or playing games;
  • methods of treatment for humans or animals, or diagnostic methods practised on humans or animals (but not products such as medicinal drugs for use in such methods)