National/Regional Patent Laws

Patents are granted by national and regional patent offices and as a matter of national or regional patent laws.  A number of national and regional patent laws can be found in the WIPO Lex database.

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Certain Aspects of National/Regional Patent Laws  

  • Prior Art [PDF]
  • Novelty [PDF]
  • Inventive Step (Obviousness) [PDF]
  • GracePeriod [PDF]
  • Sufficiency of Disclosure [PDF]
  • Exclusions from Patentable Subject Matter [PDF]
  • Exceptions and Limitations of the Rights [PDF]