what are not patentable ?

  • any invention that violates nature’s law.
  • weapons.
  • scientific theories.
  • discovery of new form of known substance.
  • mixture of two or more known substance.
  • methods of agriculture.
  • any medical procedures.
  • plants or animals and their method of reproduction.
  • soft-wares , algorithm mathematical or business methods.
  • artistic works.
  • topography of Integrated circuits (PCB designs).
  • traditional knowledge.
  • invention relating to atomic energy provided it falls in section 20 of atomic energy act.

As mentioned earlier the soft-wares cannot be patent but i would like to mention here that when a software forms an integral part of any type of physical application ( embedded , mechanical etc) then it can be patented.

Software can be patented in US though.

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