Requirements for Patentability
35 USC §101 – Utility, Statutory Subject Matter
Your invention must have utility and be useful.
Your invention must be one of:
a Manufacture; or
a Composition of Matter.
35 USC §112 (a) – Enablement and Written Description
Your invention must be described in enough detail allowing one of ordinary skill to make an use your invention.
35 USC §112 (b) – Definiteness
Your invention must be described and claimed in a definite way allowing the metes and bounds to be determined.
35 USC §102 – Anticipation
Your invention must not be anticipated by prior art or by prior knowledge.
35 USC §103 – Obviousness
Your invention must be non-obvious in view of prior art or by prior knowledge.