Patents shall be granted – regardless of the field of technology – for any inventions which are new, which involve an inventive step and which are susceptible of industrial application (Act. Laws of 2013, pos. 1410 -Art. 24).

1. An invention shall be considered to be new if it does not form part of the state of the art (Act. Laws of 2013, pos. 1410 -Art. 25).

2. The state of the art shall be held to comprise everything made available to the public by means of a written or oral description, by use, displaying or disclosure in any other way, before the date according to which priority to obtain a patent is determined.

3. The content of any patent applications or utility model applications which enjoy the earlier priority, not made available to the public, shall also be considered as comprised in the state of the art, provided that they were published in the manner as specified in this Law.

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