The Patentability Of Commercial Methods Applicable To The Internet Under French LawUnder French law, an idea or a concept is unpatentable; only the technical means implemented for putting them in concrete form can be patentable. Thus, a commercial method applicable to the Internet could be patentable as long as this method embodies a concrete form. However, further requirements apply to the patentability of commercial methods, namely the novelty and inventive step requirements.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What commercial methods might be patentable?
What further requirements apply to patentability?
What requirements apply to the drafting of a patent?