A Patent is a grant that gives an inventor exclusive rights to his invention. A patent protects new inventions and covers how things work, what they do, how they do it, what they are made of and how they are made. Generally, an “invention” is described as a solution to a technical problem in any field of technology.

To be patentable your invention must:

  • be new
  • have an inventive step, that is, not obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the subject
  • be capable of being made or used in some kind of industry.