PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines
PART III EXAMINER CONSIDERATIONS COMMON TO BOTH THE INTERNATIONAL SEARCHING AUTHORITY AND THE INTERNATIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINING AUTHORITY
14.04 For the assessment of industrial applicability, the following steps are applied:
(i) determine what the applicant has claimed; and
(ii) determine whether a person skilled in the art would recognize the claimed invention to have industrial applicability.
14.06 If any product or process is alleged to operate in a manner clearly contrary to well-established physical laws and thus the invention cannot be carried out by a person skilled in the art, the claim does not have industrial applicability and the applicant should be so notified.