IPB University Accelerates Substantive Patent Examination

IPB University Accelerates Substantive Patent Examination


Together with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) of the Republic of Indonesia, the Directorate of Innovation and Intellectual Property IPB University held a patent substantive examination assistance, Thursday (10/10), at the Campus of IPB Taman Kencana, Bogor.

This activity brought together the patent examiner of the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DJKI), Ministry of Law and Human Rights with the inventors from IPB University.

Dian Nurfitri, Head of Sub Directorate for Patent Examination, Directorate of Patents, Layout Design of Integrated Circuits and Trade Secrets, Kemenhumham RI said it would assist in conducting substantive examinations. In the future, there will be changes in the payment mechanism for substantive examinations, which were initially given 36 months from the time of registration, which will later be put together at the time of patent registration.

“We are currently completing a substantive examination deadlock for patents that have been long reviewed by providing space in DJKI to allow inventors meet the patent examiners. We are committed to helping the process to be faster,” explained Dian in front of 13 inventors of IPB University who were present .

Meanwhile, Prof Dr Erika Budiarti Laconi MS, the Vice Rector of Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship IPB University conveyed “There are 504 patent applications by IPB University. Through the assistance, it is expected that there will be no more differences and all shall share the same perspective where examiners give input substantially and accordingly. Hopefully IPB University will always maintain a good relationship with DJKI. We have to respond to the results of IPB University’s many researches, namely by protecting it. Its protection is in two categories, namely through the protection of Intellectual Property and journals,” said the IPB University Lecturer.

This Professor of the Faculty of Animal Science IPB University also explained that research results according to the international community are still recognized as inventions, meaning that they have not become an innovation if they have not been protected and commercialized.

The technical explanation of the agenda was delivered by the Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property (DIK) IPB, Dr. Syarifah Iis Aisyah, MScAgr. “Today’s agenda in general is a substantive discussion between the inventor and the patent examiner for the suitability of the patent application submitted with the patent application requirements. It also consist of  revising suggestions for improvement from the patent examiner and formatting the writing of a patent description that will be assisted by the team of the Directorate of Innovation and Intellectual Property. In addition, filling out and signing the minutes of events that have been provided,” said this IPB University lecturer.

Hopefully there will be a revised patent specification document and recommendations for a final decision on the patent application submitted, whether it can be accepted or not accepted.