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Introduction to Patent

Definition of Patent

Patent is an exclusive right given by the state to an inventor for his invention in technology to exclusively exploit his invention for certain period of time or give consent to other party.

Definition of Invention

Invention is inventor’s idea embodied into a specific problem solving activities in technology, can be in the form of product or process, or refining and development of a product or process.

How long is patent protected?

Patent is granted for a period of 20 (twenty) years as of the filing date and non-renewable (according to the provision under Article 8 section 1 of the Law number 14 of 2001).