The law defines an invention as any new technical solution which relates to a product, a process or an improvement thereof.
To be patentable, an invention must be new, must have inventiveness and must be applicable in practice. The requirement of inventiveness implies that an invention to be patentable must have prominent substantive features compared to the state of the art and must represent a considerable progress. An invention is considered applicable in practice if it can in fact be made or used, and can produce effective results.
Patent Term for Invention
Twenty years from the date of filing.