stimulate private investment in new, useful and non-obvious
technological information (inventions) through the granting of
exclusive property rights to the patent holder.
1. What is a patent?
The subject matter of patent is the invention or discovery of any
new and useful process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter,
or any new and useful improvement of a previously existing process,
machine, manufacture or composition of matter. Patents may also
protect ornamental features (designs) rather than the function of