Patent owners and the Indonesian working rules in light of delays to the law amendment

The big question for patent owners now is what happens while they wait for the amendments to the Patent law. See here for details. 

The problem is that they have patents granted under the 2016 Patent Law which need to be worked or they are at risk of being lost. In theory patents under the old law are not subject to the working retirements. To avoid risk to granted patent under the 2016 law, a waiver must be sought. Meanwhile the President's assurances that the Omnibus Law (which will amend the Patent Law) would be passed quickly, may not be met due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This means patent owners need to review their portfolios, identify at-risk patents and apply for waivers accordingly while they await the amendments. If not those patents could be at risk.