Since last March, the controversial 2023 Omnibus Law on Job Creation has been officially enacted. As the word "Omnibus" suggests, the bill provided several important changes to wide-ranging sectors, including Patents.
Here are the updates given to Law No. 13/2016 on Patents as stipulated in the Omnibus Law:
Article 3 of the Patent Law stipulates the qualifications for a patent, or a simple patent. In Article 3, Paragraph (2) stipulates that simple patents are granted for new inventions, improvements to an existing product or process, and inventions susceptible to industrial application. The Omnibus Law added a paragraph that defines "improvements from existing products or processes." Moreover, in the newly added Article 3, Paragraph (3), what constitutes as improvements from an existing product or process includes "simple products, simple processes, and simple methods." Read more