Lowjack Tuesday, 08/04/20 02:22:51 PM Re: MajorGrowth post# 23957 Post # of 24342 Doesn't pass the acid test! Conditions for patentability in the United States As set forth in 35 U.S.C. § 101, to be patentable, an invention must be useful or have utility, and as set forth in 35 U.S.C. § 102, the invention must be novel. In addition, 35 U.S.C. § 103 requires that the invention also be non-obvious. Together, the three requirements of utility, novelty, and non-obviousness are commonly known as the three statutory requirements for patentability in the United States. There are also other requirements, including for example, that the patent application must provide an adequate written description and must explain how the invention should be made and used.