A federal standard enforced by the PTO to determine whether an invention is worthy of a limited monopoly. Patentability requires that the invention be of patentable subject matter, novel, useful and non-obvious.
Patentability is the ability of an invention to satisfy the legal requirements for obtaining a patent, including novelty.
A process or product which satisfies certain specific criteria is said to be patentable. The criteria for patentability are: Novelty, utility, non-obviousness, and non-disclosure (See Section XIV).