Q. Which of the following is/are criteria for patentability?
1. It should be novel.
2. It should be capable of Industrial application.
3. It should be obvious.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

An invention is patentable subject matter if it meets the following criteria –  

  • It should be novel.  
  • It should have inventive step or it must be non-obvious  
  • It should be capable of Industrial application.  
  • It should not attract the provisions of section 3 and 4 of the Patents Act 1970.