What are the criteria of patentability?
For an invention to be patentable, the criteria of patentability are as follows: I. It should be novel: invention should not have been published or used anywhere in the world before the date of filing the patent application in the patent office. II. Must involve an inventive step: a feature of invention should involve a technical advancement as compared to existing knowledge or having economic significance or both III. Capable of industrial application: invention is capable of being made or used in an industry IV. It should not fall under the categories of inventions that are excluded from patentability under the concerned jurisdiction, under sec 3 and sec 4 of Indian patent acts and rules.