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新南向智財研討會 六國產官專家齊聚台北

經濟部智慧局與專利師公會攜手,共同主辦「2019年 新南向智慧財產研討會」,邀請四國智慧局專家、及六國專利代理人來台,就各國專利法制、審查要點、專利申請與權利保護的落實等焦點議題,提供精闢介紹及面對面實務交流。

TIPO (The Intellectual Property Office) and TWPAA (Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association) organized a seminar on “IP Landscape in New Southbound Countries” and invited the intellectual property office officials and patent attorneys, from Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India, to give incisive introductions to the current patent system each country, including application requirements, patent examination practices, the time limit for OA response, patent term, IP enforcement systems, etc.

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台灣《專利法》11月起鬆綁多項限制

台灣〈專利法〉此次修法,對內配合經濟法規的鬆綁,對外因應國際規範的調整,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。

The amendment bill to Taiwan’s Patent Act recently passed by the Legislative Yuan, which extends the term of protection for design patents from 12 to 15 years, 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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南韓《專利法》修法: 3 倍懲罰性賠償 + 逆轉舉證責任

韓國《專利法》修法導入懲罰性賠償制度,自2019年7月9日起,侵害他人專利權、或專屬授權的行為若是出於故意 (intentional infringement of patent rights or exclusive license),法院得科以懲罰性賠償,金額最高可達認定損失的 3 倍,除了充分賠償受害人,更意在遏止產業歪風—–不肯協商(支付)合理權利金,而是先侵權再說。

Korea has officially adopted punitive damages for willful infringements of a patent right or a trade secret. Effective July 9, 2019, any intentional infringement of a patent right or its exclusive license in Korea shall be imposed punitive damages. The amount is up to three times the damages recognized by the court…….

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台專利局2018年報:8.7個月發初審通知、14個月審結

經濟部智慧財產局近期公開2018年工作成果,根據年報統計,發明專利申請方面,全年 41,991件實體審查,結案 39,528 件,初審首次通知平均需時 8.7 個月,審結平均需時 14 個月,審查效率穩步提升,已然超越歐美紀錄。設計專利申請方面,初審首次通知平均需時 6.1 個月 ,審結平均需時 7.4 個月,維持近年穩定水準。

According to the annual report newly released by TIPO (Taiwan Intellectual Property Office), there were 41,991 requests for substantive examination of invention patent applications and 39,528 disposals of them in 2018. The yearly average disposal pendency was down to 14 months for invention patents and 8.7 months for a first office action. Both have hit a ten-year low and outperformed the current records in the US and the EU.

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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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