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Subsection 18(1A) provides that to be a patentable invention for the purposes of an innovation patent, the invention as far as claimed in any claim must be:

  • a manner of manufacture within the meaning of section 6 of the Statute of Monopolies;
  • novel and involve an innovative step;
  • useful; and
  • not secretly used in the patent area without relevant authority.

Furthermore, sec 18(2) and sec 18(3) provide that certain inventions are not patentable inventions for the purposes of an innovation patent.

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