Patents shall be granted for any inventions which are new, which involve an inventive step and which are susceptible of industrial application, and without discrimination as to the field of technology.
The following in particular shall not be regarded as inventions:
discoveries, scientific theories and mathematical methods,
schemes, rules and methods for performing mental acts, doing business or playing games,
creations, whose incapability of exploitation may be proved under the generally accepted and recognised principles of science,
programs for computers,
presentations of information
Patents shall not be granted for:
a) inventions whose exploitation would be contrary to public order or morality; the exploitation shall not be deemed to be so contrary merely because it is prohibited by law,
b) plant or animal varieties or essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals; this provision does not apply to microbiological processes or the products thereof,
c) methods for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy or diagnostic methods applied on human or animal bodies; this provision shall not apply to products, and in particular to substances or compositions applied in diagnostics or treatment.