In order to preliminarily qualify for a patent, the invention must:
(i) be new or novel: meaning that the invention must be new or novel. This includes any technology which has ever been published, or disclosed in any form to the public.
(ii) involve an inventive step: the invention must display a noticeable difference between the state of the art known in the field, and that portion which the invention freshly contributes onto this state of the art.
(iii) be practically viable: the invention must be capable of practical application. It must be adapted to a practical use.
(iv) meet both statutory and natural laws: the invention must in addition satisfy statutory and physical laws.