|A Bajaj, without the usual |
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The decision came out last week, and Bajaj were refused their appeal, but on procedural grounds. The court said they missed the appeal deadline by one day. Appeals run from date of receipt. Bajaj's lawyers denied this afterwards asserting their timing was correct. But presumably the Patent Office will also have records when they delivered a document to the lawyers. So there may have been an error.
Indonesian courts do have a strong preference for decisions on procedural issues, even when there is doubt. This gets them out of making tough decisions, but results in the denial of justice. Litigants always need to be cautious about filing timings.