Thursday, October 12 2023   \  Published by AM Badar.

Formulation of Indonesia's New Patent Bill

Formulation of Indonesia's New Patent Bill

With the enactment of Omnibus Law, many important changes are brought upon Law No. 13 Year 2016 on Patents. Despite so, a completely new patent regulation maybe on the horizon for Indonesia.

Since 2019, the Indonesian Government has been developing a new legal product that would replace the currently applicable Law No. 13 Year 2016 on Patents. According to Acting Director General of Intellectual Property Razilu, three main issues are the driving force behind these plans:

The first is to drive national innovation. The Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) cited a 2019 stat which revealed that in Indonesia, patent applications from domestic applicants are greatly outnumbered by applications from foreign applicants—20 to 80%. The Government has expressed the intent to increase the number of national patents directly registered with the DGIP, especially for simple patents by academicians and local manufacturers. Read more

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