Just as an example, imagine I found that specific scalp massage technique prevents baldness and have done a study that proves it scientifically, can this be patented?

  • Bad example (sorry). Therapeutic methods are problematic, however what you're describing could be a cosmetic method too. Are you interested in those?
    – user18033
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 17:03
  • Yes, are the patent regulations different for cosmetic methods? Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 17:12
  • Yes, because medical treatments can be excempt from patentability, for example in Europe, while cosmetic methods are not, afaik.
    – user18033
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 19:07

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Yes, Therapeutic methods are patentable as long as there is no prior art disclosure of such method and has supported scientific data.

Therapeutic methods are patentable only in few jurisdictions, US patent system allow therapeutic method claims but Indian and Swiss jurisdictions don't allow please check does your jurisdiction allows such patents.


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