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Alfred Nobel: The Symbol of Inventiveness
October 21, 2022

Alfred Nobel: The Symbol of Inventiveness

Alfred Nobel is one of the most divisive figures in recent history. Some might choose to remember him as the man who brought innovation to explosives, thus forever revolutionizing construction, arms, mining, and many other industries. Of course, he was also the originator of the Nobel Prize, which has done wonders in awarding and encouraging the progress of knowledge. From strictly this perspective, one might deem Alfred Nobel as a complete angel, but there is also a school of thought who has condemned him as the perpetrator of many deaths, due to his work in advancing weaponry. Regardless, it’s hard to deny that Alfred Nobel has left a massive imprint in modern society. In honor of his birthday, let’s unravel this monumental figure.

UN International Day of Disaster Reduction: 5 Disaster Related Inventions
October 14, 2022

UN International Day of Disaster Reduction: 5 Disaster Related Inventions

The United Nations General Assembly has declared October 13th to be “International Day for Disaster Reduction”, as an effort to encourage governments in building disaster-ready infrastructure, while also raising awareness for the general public in handling disasters. As Partners might know, many patents or inventions have been created as a result of, or to deal with, urgent situations, including natural disasters. In honor of Day of Disaster Reduction, here are five noteworthy disaster related inventions

SpaceX Started Patent Filing But Not for the Core Invention
October 05, 2022

SpaceX Started Patent Filing But Not for the Core Invention

“We have essentially no patents in SpaceX”, said Elon Musk in his an interview in 2017 which gave hints on SpaceX strategy to use the trade secret route to protect its core technology. So if not the core technology, what type of inventions SpaceX is protecting through patents?

5 Unique Patents Owned by  Google
September 29, 2022

5 Unique Patents Owned by Google

Google is not just a data search site. Google is a trillion-dollar company that owns Android, the operating system used by millions of people, and YouTube, a video-sharing-based social media that can pay its users to earn high incomes and never stop using it. YouTube has become the next search engine when most people need a visual reference to solve various problems. From finding references for products to learning many things, including important lessons and the latest, in this rapidly changing era.

The King of Pop Owns Patents for Anti-Gravity Shoes
August 29, 2022

The King of Pop Owns Patents for Anti-Gravity Shoes

Being a patent inventor does not have to come from academics or scientists. Because the process of finding patent inventions sometimes comes from creativity or need that is often used or considered necessary by the inventor himself. One of them is an invention related to the need for action from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

History of Patent Protection in Indonesia
August 10, 2022

History of Patent Protection in Indonesia

Today, Indonesia commemorates "Harteknas" or the National Technology Awakening Day. Harteknas is rooted in a historic moment in Indonesia technology; N-250 Gatotkaca, Habibie's masterpiece, first took flight on this day in 1995 in Husein Sastranegara Airport, Bandung. This event brought a tremendous source of pride for the Indonesian people--

Electric Telegraph: The Invention That Connected The World
June 22, 2022

Electric Telegraph: The Invention That Connected The World

Concerning history behind Samuel Morse's invention of the electric telegraph, as well as it's profound impact on the world.

5 Outstanding Inventors with Refugee Background
June 20, 2022

5 Outstanding Inventors with Refugee Background

World Refugee Day was declared by the United Nations ("UN") on June 20. This day commemorates the bravery and resilience of people forced to flee their home countries due to conflict or oppression.

De-Extinction: Patenting Extinct Animals?
June 10, 2022

De-Extinction: Patenting Extinct Animals?

De-extinction is the process of generating an organism that either resembles or is an extinct species. The prospect has intrigued some conservationists for the various benefits they believe it offers, such as the restoration of certain biomes, academic research opportunities, advancements in medical technology, and so forth. Setting aside the infinite scientific and moral questions concerning de-extinction, there is also an interesting discussion to be had concerning its patentability. Could extinct animals be patented? Is the process of de-extinction different from other genetic engineering methods that is commonly patentable?

Nikuba: Turning Water Into Fuel?
May 30, 2022

Nikuba: Turning Water Into Fuel?

A device named "Nikuba" could allegedly convert water to fuel for motor vehicles. Could this bring about the future of alternative energy? or is this false hope? is electrolytic hydrogen the future?

The Discovery of Penicillin: The Accidental Miracle
May 25, 2022

The Discovery of Penicillin: The Accidental Miracle

The history behind the discovery of penicillin and its development into a world changing drug

 3 Indonesian Female Inventors with Worldwide Patents
April 21, 2022

3 Indonesian Female Inventors with Worldwide Patents

Kartini Day is commemorated on April 21st by the Indonesian people. Celebrating equal rights for women in the spirit of Raden Ajeng Kartini Djojo Adhiningrat, who was born on April 21, 1879 in Jepara.

Temple Grandin: The Autistic Inventor Who Revolutionized The Farming Industry
April 08, 2022

Temple Grandin: The Autistic Inventor Who Revolutionized The Farming Industry

Biography of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who invented revolutionary farming tools and systems

Einstein’s 4 Unique Patents
March 14, 2022

Einstein’s 4 Unique Patents

Albert Einstein may be best known for his theoretical work, namely his discovery of the theory of relativity and his contributions to the theory of quantum mechanics, but did you know that he also owned patents? Here are some of his most notable and interesting inventions

Legal Consequences of Leaking Patent Images in the Automotive Industry
February 26, 2022

Legal Consequences of Leaking Patent Images in the Automotive Industry

One of the reasons a party files a patent is to gain exclusive rights in order that its innovations are not exploited by others. However, since the patent registration procedure is prolonged, these registration application materials occasionally leak or slip into the hands of third parties. Even if the application procedure is an inevitable starting step, this is obviously highly adverse to the Inventor and Applicant as a candidate for a patent recipient.

Vaccines, AI and the rise of China: Looking Back on Patents in 2021
February 07, 2022

Vaccines, AI and the rise of China: Looking Back on Patents in 2021

Despite the collective hardships suffered due to continuing global pandemic, 2021 saw numerous interesting innovations emerging from all corners of the world. We may not know how long this condition will last, but this doesn’t mean that the people should refrain from creating and innovating. Join us as we recap a few important developments, cases and inventions in the field of patents.

Get To Know Simple Patents and Patents
June 24, 2021

Get To Know Simple Patents and Patents

In continuation of our last article on Understanding Patents in a Simple Way, let's go over the distinction between patents and simple patents.

Case Study: Nokia Vs Lenovo Patent Dispute
June 08, 2021

Case Study: Nokia Vs Lenovo Patent Dispute

The action began in 2019 when Nokia sued Lenovo for claimed violation of 20 video coding patents which produced video compression technology utilized in Lenovo laptops and tablets. These incidents occurred in the United States, Brazil, India, and Germany.

BJ Habibie, Former President of the Republic of Indonesia Owns 46 Aeronautical Patents
April 05, 2021

BJ Habibie, Former President of the Republic of Indonesia Owns 46 Aeronautical Patents

The 3rd President and 7th Vice President of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, who is familiarly called BJ Habibie or Habibie, born in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi, has shown intelligence and high enthusiasm for science and technology, especially physics since he was young.

Intellectual property rights in filmmaking (Technical & technological innovation)
March 07, 2021

Intellectual property rights in filmmaking (Technical & technological innovation)

Technology is the main weapon in filmmaking. Good films are usually supported by qualified technology, such as cameras, lighting, sound and special effects. The combination of various kinds of technology will create an extraordinary creation or work. Along with the times, technology in filmmaking has also developed, so that the edits and images look more realistic and clear. But did you know that this technology can be patented?

Patent Pooling and its harmonization with competition law in Indonesia
January 11, 2021

Patent Pooling and its harmonization with competition law in Indonesia

Patent Pooling can be defined as an agreement between two or more patent owners to license their patent to one another or to third party. The agreement is a License Agreement. Frequently, Patent Pooling is linked to complex technologies which require a complementary to provide an efficient technical solution. Generally, Patent Pooling covers a mature technology. Patent pooling also represent basic industrial standard that supplies companies with a required technology for developing a compatible products and services. In that case, they often provide more attention to an under developed technology.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ASK COVID-19 VACCINE FREE OF PATENT AND CHEAP
May 06, 2020

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ASK COVID-19 VACCINE FREE OF PATENT AND CHEAP

In relation to the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19), Oxfam International Non-Provit Organization which is consisted of some organizations in a world and was founded in 1942 in Oxford, insists policy makers and global pharmaceutical companies to release patents for the COVID-19 vaccine and with low production and distribution costs.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BECOMES FINANCING PLEDGE?
April 28, 2020

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BECOMES FINANCING PLEDGE?

Intellectual Property is categorized as intangible assets having economic value. It means commercially the intellectual property can be assigned, resold, or licensed. Therefore, actually the intellectual properties are valuable assets and also become particular sources of financing for macro or micro companies.

The inventor of 4G, 5G, and 6G from ITB getting inspiration from the holy Quran and Hadist
April 14, 2020

The inventor of 4G, 5G, and 6G from ITB getting inspiration from the holy Quran and Hadist

The expert of coding and Indonesian telecommunication from Technology Institute of Bandung (ITB), Dr. Eng. Khoirul Anwar reveals the greatest course at the time of learning holy Quran and hadist in his research. The professor owning 8 (eight) international patents in telecommunication field admits getting inspiration from Quran and Sunnah in discovering basic theories for 5G and 6G technology.

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) AND PATENT
March 31, 2020

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) AND PATENT

International is being busy facing the corona virus, i.e.COVID-19. Some scientists in this world are attempting to find anti-virus of COVID-19 in order to overcome massively dissemination of the corona virus. The Chinese scientist has currently filed a patent application owned by Gilead Sciences Inc in China Patent & Trademark Office. Unfortunately, his invention cannot be licensed or approved in nowhere of this world.

POLEMIC OF DISCOURSE TO REMOVE ARTICLE 20 OF PATENT LAW NUMBER 13 YEAR 2016 VIA OMNIBUS LAW
March 19, 2020

POLEMIC OF DISCOURSE TO REMOVE ARTICLE 20 OF PATENT LAW NUMBER 13 YEAR 2016 VIA OMNIBUS LAW

Recently, OMNIBUS LAW becomes a main issue and is even debated by the interested parties, considering if Omnibus Bill is applied and enacted, not only related to licensing and employment, but also will have a strict impact on Intellectual Property regulation, especially in the field of patent stipulated in Law No. 13 Year 2016 (hereinafter referred to as "Patent Law").

Extension of Time for Fulfillment of Obligation of Unpaid Annuity Fees
January 23, 2020

Extension of Time for Fulfillment of Obligation of Unpaid Annuity Fees

As you may be aware that the Directorate General of Intellectual Property had issued a Circular Letter on Fulfilment of the Obligation for Unpaid Patent Annual Fees on August 16, 2018, and Notification (Reminder) regarding the Deadline of Circular Letter of Directorate General of Intellectual Property dated August 5, 2019, wherein the Circular Letter is requesting the Patent Holder(s) who still have unpaid annuity fees for the abandoned patent cases prior to August 26, 2016, to settle up all of the unpaid annuity fees within the deadline of August 17, 2019.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
December 30, 2019

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

In computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans. Nowadays, the development of artificial intelligence is very rapid and there is no doubt that AI is creeping into our lives slowly but surely.

Folding Screen Smartphone, a Patent Trend in 2019
May 24, 2019

Folding Screen Smartphone, a Patent Trend in 2019

In the current digital era, technological developments in the world are increasingly advanced and sophisticated. Especially in 2019, it has been a surprise for the unique and sophisticated technological developments in the field of gadgets or folding screen smartphones. Mobile phone manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, LG, Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, Sharp, Motorola and others have made folding screen smartphones that will be presented this year with a style of design and functionality that is different from their competitors.

The Withdrawn Patent Application is Now Can Be Revived Based on The Regulation of Ministry of Law and Human Rights No. 38 of 2018 concerning Patent Application
April 05, 2019

The Withdrawn Patent Application is Now Can Be Revived Based on The Regulation of Ministry of Law and Human Rights No. 38 of 2018 concerning Patent Application

As it is known, in obtaining a patent, it must be based on the Application requested by the Applicant to the Minister in writing in Indonesian by paying a fee. In the event that the formal requirements of the Patent Application are incomplete, the Minister will inform the Applicant to fulfill the requirements of the Application within a period of 3 (three) months from the date of notification sent by the Minister and can be extended at most for 2 (two) month.