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A patented invention must be three things:
The different categories of patented inventions can span these categories:
Things that are not able to be patented include things that are not novel, are obvious, and unable to be described in a way that allows others to make and use them. They must also be claimed by you (the inventor) in clear and definite terms, so how you apply for a patent is crucial to whether or not you’ll be able to have a patent at all. A patent cannot be offensive to public morality, which is usually concerned with human rights violations. Embryos used for commercial research, cloning machines, and other inhumane inventions are not allowed under this restriction.
Other things that cannot be patented include: