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台《專利法》修法鬆綁多項限制

我立法院4月16日通過行政院 107年底提出的〈專利法部分條文修正草案〉,本次修法對內配合經濟法規的鬆綁,對外因應國際規範的調整,並進一步完善制度、提升審查效能,以利產業創新。其中重點內容包括:設計專利權保護期間由12年延長為15年,分割申請案之適用範圍及期限予以放寬等七項重點,扼要說明如下:

The amendment bill to Taiwan’s Patent Act approved by the Executive Yuan in late 2018 was passed on April 16, 2019, by the Legislative Yuan. It extends the term of protection for design patents from 12 to 15 years. The bill, originally proposed by the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) early last year, aims to create a more robust patent protection system, enhance the case review efficiency of patent remedies and promote industrial innovation.

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Newly Passed Amendment to Taiwan’s Patent Law: Relaxation of D.A. Requirement, Longer Term of Design Protection, Revised Invalidation Procedure

The amendment bill to Taiwan’s Patent Act approved by the Executive Yuan in late 2018 was passed on April 16, 2019, by the Legislative Yuan. It extends the term of protection for design patents from 12 to 15 years. The bill, originally proposed by the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) early last year, aims to create a more robust patent protection system, enhance the case review efficiency of patent remedies and promote industrial innovation.

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2018 台灣專利百大榜:台積、高通、SEL、工研院拔得頭籌

107年台灣地區專利申請的統計結果出爐,本國法人由台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司(簡稱「台積電」)以944件再度蟬聯第一,外國法人則由高通公司(Qualcomm)以1,011件居首;而專利獲證總數方面,本國及外國法人分別由台積電公司的430件、及半導體能源研究所股份有限公司(SEL)的474件位列首位。

According to newly released government statistics, TSMC has been ranked No. 1 in residents’ patent applications with 944 cases, for three straight years since 2016, and No.1 in residents’ patent grants with 430 patents for the first time in 2018. As for non-residents’ patent activities, Qualcomm Inc took the first place with 1,011 applications and SEL (Semiconductor Energy Labor) with 474 grants.

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左起冠群陳怡安副理、吳珮琪副所長 、Kim&Chang律師 Duck Soon Chang、HL 資深律師 Michael Conwey、Dr. Daniel Chew、BSKB 資深合夥人 Robert Kenny、徐振康律師、Michael Smith律師、林佳慧律師、謝沛肴副理

冠群 – 臺美歐三區聯合講座:美國商標之合理商業使用要件、EPO 審查標準調整、英國脫歐影響及台灣著名商標判例

11月28日冠群邀請美英知名智財事務所 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB)、及 Haseltine Lake LLP (HL)的專家共同參與台美歐三區聯合講座,分別就台灣著名商標的訴訟判例、美國商標之商業使用要件、英國脫歐對歐洲商標與設計專利的影響、以及歐洲專利審查指南修訂情況等主題,給予精闢介紹及實務建議。

Experts from Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) and Haseltine Lake LLP (HL) were invited to speak at a joint seminar organized by Top Team on November 28, 2018. They presented a variety of topics including the “Trademark Use in Commerce” requirement and the Post Registration Proof of Use Audit Program in the US; Brexit’s Impact on EU trademarks and designs, and an Update on EPO’s Guidelines for Examination.

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中國最高人民法院

中國專利訴訟程序修法:一審上訴改由最高法院受理

中國最高人民法院2019年起將直接受理專業技術性較強的專利上訴案件,以利統一知識產權的裁判見解並加強司法保護力度,此次修法涵蓋發明專利、實用新型專利、植物新品種、基體電路佈局設計、技術秘密、軟體等專利類型。
From 2019 on, China’s Supreme Court will hear appeals on IP lawsuits involving strong technical background, covering IP right disputes on invention patent, utility model patent, new varieties of plants, layout design of integrated circuits, technical secret, computer software, anti-trust, etc. 

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EPO專利審查程序講座

EPO當前專利審查程序講座

2018年11月7日德國PATENTSHIP 事務所主持律師Dr. Robert Klinski 受邀至本所, 就EPO(歐洲專利局)目前審查績效制度對歐洲專利審查的影響,發表主題講座,並就實務上可能遭遇的問題,分享其多年累積的專業經驗。

On November 7, Dr. Robert Klinski, the Managing Director of PATENTSHIP Patentanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, was invited to share his observation on how EPO’s internal KPI system might have impacted the European Application Process and Result. He also gave applicants and agents valuable advice on how to avoid unwanted situations during the process.

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