Universitas Brawijaya managed to get 2 awards at the same time from the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. This award was given on Monday (21/11/2022) in Jakarta by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Republic of Indonesia.
In this award, UB won the title of TOP 10 Registration of Patent Applications for 2020-2022 and TOP 10 Registration of Copyright Applications for 2020-2022. These two awards were handed over to the Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights, Yasonna H. Laoly to the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Dr. Ir. Bambang Susilo, M.Sc., Agr, who was accompanied by the Director of the Directorate of Innovation and Business Incubator, Prof. Dr.Sc. Asep Awaludin Prihanto, MP, and Head of the UB HAKI Center, Prof. Dr. Elok Zubaidah.
According to Bambang, this title is a trigger for the community members. “The philosophy, copyright is to protect intellectual works, in this case the lecturers. In the copyright and patent data of the Director General of Intellectual Property Rights, UB is in the top 10, but the most important thing is to stay focused on the essence, and not just the cover,” he added.
Bambang also said that there were only two campuses that were on the list of the most copyrights and patents. “UB and Andalas University are included in the two lists, while other campuses are only in one of the lists,” he explained. These two achievements, he added, were inseparable from the hard work of all the leaders of Universitas Brawijaya, leaders and staff of the Directorate of Innovation and Business Incubators and all inventors within Universitas Brawijaya. However, Bambang still reminds researchers to understand the essence of copyrights and patents.
In order to secure the work and encourage the lecturers’ interest in research, UB places the Directorate of Innovation and Business Incubator as a bridge between researchers and the community. “Previously, patents were handled by LPPM, but now they are handled by DI2B for the preparation of dissemination and securing works before they are released by business entities,” said the man who once served as Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology.
Patent registration data submitted by UB researchers has increased since 2020. Data from UB Intellectual Property Center noted that there were 191 patents filed in 2021, an increase compared to the previous year which had 158 filings. While the most faculties that have applied for patents since 2020 are dominated by the Faculty of Agricultural Technology with a total of 69 patents in 2020 and 51 patents in 2021.
The award received by Universitas Brawijaya was given in conjunction with the 4th Roving Intellectual Property Seminar in DKI JAKARTA. organized by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. Through this IP roving seminar activity, it is hoped that this can be the start of a joint commitment to strengthening collaborative steps between ministries/agencies that work together to create an IP ecosystem that can become a pillar for national economic recovery and development that is evenly distributed throughout Indonesia. [Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]