As the largest market in Southeast Asia and a G20 economy, as well as the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia is increasingly a ‘must have’ jurisdiction for IP owners to exploit their patents. In recent years, the Indonesian Patent Office has made significant strides in reducing patent prosecution pendency (e.g., the time from filing to grant) and implemented a more efficient online filing system.
And yet, Indonesia’s patent system still has its own idiosyncrasies and best practices that may differ from other jurisdictions. As such, patent prosecution in Indonesia requires an in-depth understanding of both the Indonesian Patent Law (No. 13 of 2016) and the daily practice of the Indonesian Patent Office. With over 35 years’ experience handling all aspects of patent prosecution in Indonesia, Januar Jahja and Partners has the right tools to help successfully guide your invention through the application process to become a granted patent.
Our patent specialists come from a wide range of backgrounds, allowing our Patent Team to assist clients across many disciplines, including but not limited to:
We offer comprehensive patent prosecution services, including, among others, conducting patent searches; drafting freedom to operate/non-infringement opinions; providing advice regarding the patentability of inventions and/or acceptability of claim sets; conducting strategic patent portfolio management; and handling all aspects of the patent application process in Indonesia, including responding to Office Actions issued by the Indonesian Patent Office and third-party oppositions (if any).
Patent disputes can happen in any jurisdiction and Indonesia is no different. Such disputes could concern the validity, infringement, or ownership of a patent and could involve multiple parties, including patent holders, competitors, or even government entities. Primarily, these disputes in Indonesia take the form of warning/cease & desist letters; private negotiations between parties; third-party oppositions against pending patent applications; and post-grant oppositions, among others.
Satisfactorily resolving patent disputes on behalf of a client requires a deep understanding of the relevant laws and an experienced legal team with a proven track record in handling complex patent matters. The Patent Team at JJP understands the nuances between the Indonesian Patent Law (No. 13 of 2016) and what occurs in practice, which is crucial to assist clients in navigating the Indonesian market, enforcing their patent rights, and/or defending against potential infringement claims.