Recently, the Brazilian IP Office has published a set of guidelines that will help to define the technical examinations are conducted in respect to IP Law no. 9279/96 and with the proceedings of the legal act no. 127/9.
These guidelines are divided into 5 chapters:
- What is considered as invention;
- Examples of CII, namely the cases of algorithms, on-board software and text processors;
- Patent requirements;
- Structure of a CII application.
The published document will increase the certainty concerning what is or what is not a CII and will allow applicants to produce better applications that will take into account the set guidelines for the patent specification.