Indonesia is proposing the following patent changes:
- Applicants claiming priority rights that missed the 12-month deadline will have the opportunity to claim priority within four months of the deadline (with an additional fee).
- Applications deemed withdrawn because the necessary formality documents where not filed, may be filed again for an additional fee.
- Substantive examination will take place after a request for it is filed. This is different from the current practice, which takes place after the end of publication period.
- Applicants will be able to request a reexamination. This reexamination request must be filed within six months of the grant decision.