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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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EPO 2018:專利申請 ↑5%、發證 ↑21%、積案 ↓三成

歐洲專利局 (EPO) 2019年3月12日發布了《2018年年報 (Annual Report 2018)》,內容顯示去年 EPO 總計收到174,317 筆歐洲專利 (EP) 申請 ,較 2017 年成長4.6%,續創歷史新高,專利申請數增加最快的,來自生命科學、生技及製藥領域,平均年成長率達13%。

若以第一專利申請人的居住地 (the country of residence of the first applicant listed on the application form) 來看,近半數 (47%) 申請來自歐洲專利組織 (European Patent Organisation) 38個會員國,其中德國以 26,734 筆 (15%) 申請獨占鰲頭,遙遙領先排名居次的法國 10,317 筆 (6%) 、瑞士 7,927 筆 (5%)。德國專利申請數年增幅 (4.7%) 為 10 年來最高,主要歸功於汽車相關(如感測器、量測裝置)產業的蓬勃發展。

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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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