Monday, July 19 2021   \  Published by Lexology.

Improvements are patentable

Improvements are patentable

Inventors often believe that their invention is not patentable because it is an improvement of a patented invention.

However, an improvement of a patented invention is patentable provided that, in view of the state of the art , it: 

- is novel;

- involves an inventive step (ie, it is not obvious); and

- is susceptible of industrial application

The "state of the art" is defined as everything made available to the public before the date of filing of the patent application. Continue Reading


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