ホーム > English > Q70. Written Requirement for invention Concerning New Compound

Q70. Written Requirement for invention Concerning New Compound

Q70. Written Requirement for invention Concerning New Compound
 If an inventor discovers a new compound that is effective for treating a disease, but does not know its mechanism, would the claim relating the compound be rejected if there is no description of the mechanism explaining how the compound works?

A70. No. In the case the claimed invention relates to a new compound, it would be sufficient to disclose: how to make and use the compound and the effect of the compound treating a disease. It is not necessary to clarify the mechanism (i.e. chemical reaction, biological reaction) of the compound.
However, in order to demonstrate the effect (efficacy data) of the compound for treating a disease, at least one working example would be required.