Hak Paten Teknologi Bikin Indonesia Lebih Mandiri

Indonesia is a country with abundant natural resources. However, the condition can not make Indonesian sovereignty in food, energy, medicine and industry. 

Technology experts, Arise Sinaga, rate, foreign exchange drained because the state has not been able to process natural resources but still selling or buying of crude processed finished products from being sold. 

"While there are problems in the field of food, the lack of infrastructure such as irrigation, roads and bridges. Farmers and fishermen still work traditionally not using technology, lack of competence or skills, lack of markets, regulations or rules in their favor," said Occur in Jakarta, Wednesday (10/01/2014). 

In addition, there are also problems in the fields of medicine, such as high dependence on foreign patent medicines or national pharmaceutical company highly dependent on foreign technology and raw material medicines in the country has not been utilized. 

"From the above problems, the most important is not exploited technology. Technologies can transform Indonesia from becoming a sovereign country that is not a sovereign state (independent)," he explained. 

According to him, in accordance with the provisions of Article 8, paragraph 1 of Law No. 14 of 2001 on Patents, granted for a period of 20 years from the date of receipt and the time period can not be extended. 

After the period of patent protection runs out, the word arises, these patents into the public domain, meaning that anyone is free to use and is referred to as patents already public property. 

"These patents are already more than 20 years, meaning there are free to use. Utilize patents in the public domain already conducted a study and then apply them stay without research. Thing that should be implemented in a leading Indonesian sovereignty," he concluded.

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