An invention may be granted a patent under the provisions of this Act, provided it is new, involves an innovative step and has an industrial application. The invention may be related to a product or to an industrial process.

An invention is new if it has no precedent in earlier technology. Earlier technology refers to anything previously disclosed to the public anywhere, either in writing or orally, or by use, or by any means which have made the invention known before the date of filing a request for a patent, or of claiming priority.

Disclosure of the invention shall not be taken into consideration if such disclosure takes place during the priority period.