Near the end of 2022 the Ministry of Laws and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia held a Roving Seminar on Intellectual Property in Jakarta, Indonesia, wherein a number of universities were awarded with special recognition for their achievement in IPR filings from 2020 to 2022.
The top ten list for patent filers among state universities were still dominated by tertiary education institutions based in the island of Java. At the first place however is Andalas University from West Sumatera province. In 2022 the university filed 289 patent applications, a slight decrease from the previous year with 308 applications, and 237 patent applications in 2020.
At the second place was Brawijaya University of Malang, East Java, with 163, 191 and 169 patent applications in the year 2022, 2021 and 2020 respectively; while Gadjah Mada University of Yogyakarta placed third with 100, 145 and 141 patent applications in 2022, 2021 and 2020 respectively.
The remaining entrants in the top ten lists were, in sequence, Diponegoro University of Semarang, Central Java; Bandung Institute of Technology of Bandung, West Java; Sam Ratulangi University of Manado, North Sulawesi; Malang State University of Malang, East Java; Bogor Institute of Agriculture of Bogor, West Java; the University of Sumatera Utara in Medan, North Sumatera; and the University of Indonesia in Jakarta.
Another top ten list among state universities was also recognized for recordation of copyrighted works, which albeit not mandatory, is considered important for administrative as well as evidentiary purpose. Leading this list was the Jakarta State University, followed by Malang State University; Padjadjaran University of Bandung, West Java; the University of Indonesia; Tridinanti University of Palembang, South Sumatera; Surabaya University of Surabaya, East Java; Andalas University; Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta; Brawijaya University; and Trisakti University of Jakarta.
Beside the two top ten lists awarded to universities, the Ministry also recognized several local governments, governments agencies, organizations, as well as individuals who played active role in encouraging the growth of intellectual property creativity and innovation during the post-pandemic national economic recovery. Provincial governments of Jakarta, West Java, Banten, East Java, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan and South Kalimantan were among recipients of this recognition.
The awards were delivered directly by the Minister of Laws and Human Rights, Yasonna Laolly, who thanked all recipients for their contribution in helping the government to build an ecosystem for intellectual property especially during the time of national economic recovery.