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Assessing design infringement under the revised Directions for Determining Patent Infringement

In February 2016, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) issued the revised “Directions for Determining Patent Infringement” (“Directions”), which include substantive changes regarding how Taiwan courts assess infringement of design patents. Prior to revision, the Directions employed a two-step test to determine design patent infringement: 1) the “ordinary observer test;” and 2) the “point of [...]

Two strategies for speeding up patent applications

In this article, we explore two options available to intellectual property holders in expiditing patent applications in Taiwan. Electronic Priority Document Exchange (“PDX”) An Electronic Priority Document Exchange (“PDX”) agreement between the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) and its Korean counterpart, the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), went into effect on 1 January 2016. This [...]

Egyptian Goddess lives on in Taiwan

In Taiwan, when deciding design patent infringement cases, the Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) will refer to the Directions for Determining Patent Infringement issued by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). These Directions were recently amended to expressly incorporate the holding of the Egyptian Goddess, Inc. v. Swissa, Inc. decision handed down by the United [...]

Peter Dernbach quoted in Asia IP on new patent application agreement

Partner Peter Dernbach recently provided insight into Taiwan and Japan’s recent agreement to mutually recognize biological material deposits for patent prosecution purposes. In Asia IP’s August edition, Peter explains that the June launch of the “Cooperative Program on Mutual Recognition of Deposit of Biological Materials for the Purpose of Patent Procedure” agreement by the Japan [...]

1st quarter trends in IP released

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has released IP registration figures and trends for the first quarter of 2015. A total of 17,221 new patent applications were made, an increase over the first quarter of 2014 of 11.88%. There were a total of 3,967 invention patent applications originating in Taiwan and 6,558 originating abroad, a decrease [...]

Technical examination officers at Taiwan’s IP Court

Technical Examination Officers ( “TEO“) are officers of the court who assist judges at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court (“IP Court“) in litigation involving complex technology. There are currently 13 TEOs at the IP Court with expertise in fields such as electrical engineering, chemistry, and biotechnology. Most are patent examiners on secondment from the Taiwan [...]

3rd quarter trends in IP registrations released

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office has released IP registration figures and trends for the third quarter of 2014. Total patent applications have dropped 4.28%, but at a slower rate than the previous quarter. Even though pending invention applications from both international and domestic panel, semiconductor and computer manufacturers is still relatively high, the TIPO reports that [...]

Peter Dernbach on Taiwan’s new exclusionary measures against patent infringing goods

The World Intellectual Property Review recently interviewed WP’s Peter Dernbach on Taiwan’s new border interdiction measures for goods infringing on Taiwanese patents. Patent owners will be able apply to detain infringing goods being imported into Taiwan but must provide a security bond and file an action for patent infringement within 12 days. The new measure [...]

Taiwan Patent Act Overhauled: A Look at the Details

Taiwan overhauled its Patent Act in late November 2011 by amending more than 150 articles. Although the amendments probably will not take effect until late 2012, anyone manufacturing or innovating in Taiwan will want to begin learning about the changes in store now.  In  “Taiwan Patent Act Overhauled: A look at the Details“, Winkler Partners [...]

 

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