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The Indonesian Parliament finally passed the draft new Patent Law on 28 July 2016, though it does not yet have a number or effective date. This new Patent Law will replace Law No. 14 of 2001 on Patents, and may come into effect at the end of August 2016.

The new Patent Law will provide patent holders with some solutions to the shortcomings of the current patent framework and registration procedures. In addition to some improvements to the current law, the new Patent Law will also introduce several new provisions to protect local genetic resources and traditional knowledge, and to reward inventors for any invention produced in official service with government agencies.

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