Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) held “Symposium of Patent System in Industrial Era 4.0 towards Indonesia’s Progress” by inviting various Rector from Muhammadiyah – ’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) in Indonesia. Collaborated with Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang (Unimus), the national meeting was conducted on the local campus, Thursday (01/09).
The program coordinated all MHEIs’ leaders in following up on a letter from the Association of Intellectual Property Center of MHEIs (ASKI-PTMA) by focusing on Industrial Era 4.0 and developing a database in MHEIs for good governance in the Intellectual Property Center.
The program opened by the Chairman of CHERD, Prof Dr. Lincolin Arsyad, divided into two agendas, including the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Directorate General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham), the Rectors of MHEIs, and ASKI PTMA.
Several purposes in the National Symposium Forum Scheme, first, the agreement about the patent system in facing Industrial Era 4.0 through Indonesia’s Progress. Second, there was also a signing procession of MoU between the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DjKI) and all MHEIs that have Intellectual Property Center or the Units/Divisions. Third, the introduction of the ASKI-PTM website. Lastly, the socialization of Intellectual Property Journals of ASKI-PTM, as a communication medium from the research result and various activities in intellectual property.
The Rector of UM Maluku Utara (UMMU), Prof. Saiful Deni who also attended the meeting explained that it became an additional point for UMMU as the private higher education institution in the National forum. “The improvement also becomes a big picture for UMMU in enriching the Intellectual Property as a foundation of quality improvement on campus,” he said. Prof. Saiful was one from varied institutions’ representatives who received the certificate of appreciation for 1000 intellectual property submissions of the 2022 ASKI PTMA by the DjKI.  CHERD / UMMU