European Union
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
26. Please explain whether or not diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods are excluded from patentability in your legislation. If so, please explain the relevant section of your legislation and explain its formulation.
Under s. 10(1)(c), methods for the treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy, as well as diagnostic methods practised on the human or animal body are excluded from patentability. This does not apply to products for use in any of the methods specified therein.