533. Direct infringement.

Subject to certain exceptions1, a person infringes a patent2 for an invention if, but only if, while the patent is in force3, he does any of the following things in the United Kingdom without the consent of the proprietor of the patent4:


    (1)     where the invention is a product, he makes5, disposes of6, offers to dispose of7, uses8 or imports the product9 or keeps it10 whether for disposal or otherwise11;


    (2)     where the invention is a process, he uses the process or he offers it for use in the United Kingdom when he knows, or it is obvious to