Annex A - Procedural Outline for Innovation Patent Application Formalities Check by Examiners

Date Published

Note: The order of these steps is not mandatory, and may be varied as appropriate.


Check that the patent specification does not claim a human being, plant or animal, or biological processes for their generation. Formalities to be Checked Ground (3): Subsections 18(2) and (3)


Classify the invention. Innovation Indexing