Written by Lucky Setiawati, Principal & Founder of Globomark │ IP Consultant, Reg. No. 145-2006
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You need to be careful when you plan to obtain a patent for your invention, particularly if you need to disclose your invention to the public or third party before filing a patent application. If you are publishing your invention in public in writing, by a verbal description or by a demonstration, before submitting your patent request to the patent office, you may lose your chances of getting a patent. It's best not to tell others about your idea until you have obtained "patent pending" status by filing a patent application.
To get a patent, you can talk to business partners, IPR consultants or your employees about your invention, but only on a confidential basis. It is recommended that you make a confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement with any party with whom you disclose your invention.
Pursuant to Indonesian Patent Law, an invention is considered to be unpublished, if, within a maximum period of 6 (six) months before the filing date:
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