Patent in the state of Indonesia shall mean an exclusive right granted by the State of Indonesia to an Inventor for his Invention in the field of technology, for a certain time, to exploit his Invention or to authorize another person to exploit it.

A Patent shall be granted to an Invention in the state of Indonesia, which is novel, involves an inventive step and is susceptible of industrial application. An Invention shall be considered to involve an inventive step if said Invention does not constitute something that is obvious to a person skilled in the art. The evaluation of whether or not an Invention constitutes something that is obvious must be made taking into account the state of the art at the time the Application is filed or which has existed at the time the first Application was filed, in case the Application is filed on the basis of a Priority Right.