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The Law on Patents
Republic Act No. 165

Patent Office * Created under the supervision of the Department of Justice, where all records, books, drawings, specifications and other papers and things pertaining to patents shall be safely kept and preserved. * Shall be under the direction of a Director who shall have an assistant known to be as Assistant Director and both shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the Commission on Appointments of the Congress of the Philippines * Shall have a seal with which patents and other papers issued by it shall be authenticated.

Patent * a grant issued by the Philippine Government giving an inventor or their assignee exclude all other s from making, using or selling invention within the Philippines.
Term of patent * For inventions, term is 20 years, 5 years for design and 7 for utility model.

Patentability
Inventions may be a. Machines – a concrete thing, consisting of parts or of certain devices and combinations of devices. b. Manufactures – the production of articles for use from raw or prepared materials by giving to these materials new forms, qualities, properties or combinations, whether by hand labor or by machinery. c. compositions of matter – a composition of two or more substances or a composite article, whether it be the result of chemical union, or of mechanical mixture, or whether it be a gas, fluid, powder, or solid.

An invention shall not be considered new or capable of being patented if: * It was known or used by others in the Philippines before the invention thereof by the inventor named in an application for patent for the invention. * It was patented or described in any printed publication in the Philippines or in any country more than one year before the application * It had been in public used or on sale in the Philippines for more than a year before the application * If it is subject matter of a validly issued patent in

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