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2017-04-26
April 26th - World Intellectu...

TIPO is celebrating World IP Day together with international IP community to increase IP awareness and encourage innovation and R&D. A series of activities to be organize...

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2017-04-13
TIPO representatives attended...

On February 18-19, 2017, TIPO officials attended the 44th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group (IPEG 44) in Nha ...

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2017-04-13
TIPO hosts a Taiwan-Japan exa...

On February 13, 2017, TIPO received four examiners from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) for a one-week exchange program. In the program, the Japanese examiners gave an intr...

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2017-04-13
Average first-OA pendency for...

TIPO has carried out a backlog reduction project since 2010. By the end of 2016, the number of disposals has reached 384,789, exceeding the original target (365,740) by about...

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2017-04-13
Starting from March 1, 2017, ...

Over the past twenty years, people had to apply to TIPO for a copyright inspection certificate for the surveillance of the customs authority, before they could export audiovi...

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2017-03-22
China Saw Extraordinary Growt...

Source: China IP News   In 2016, China saw an extraordinary growth in PCT filing (44.7%), and ZTE Corporation (4,123) overtook Huawei Technologies (3,692) as the...

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2017-03-17
Beijing: Supreme Court Rolls ...

Source: China Daily To make clear judicial rules and unify standards, the Supreme People's Court has released a new batch of guiding cases, all involving intellectual...

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2017-03-17
Beijing: Alliance Founded to ...

Source: China Daily A national intellectual property industrial technology innovation alliance, which was founded by 129 companies, universities, colleges and research in...

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2017-03-17
An amendment concerning the g...

An amendment to the Patent Act had passed three readings in the Legislative Yuan on December 30, 2016. This amendment will introduce a more lenient requirement regarding the ...

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2017-03-16
WIPO Chief Calls China's Pate...

Source: Xinhua The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry on Wednesday lauded China's strong performance in international p...

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2017-03-15
TIPO receives European Chambe...

On January 5, 2017, TIPO Director-General Hong Shu-min met with a three-people delegation led by Freddie Höglund, CEO of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), ...

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2017-03-15
Intellectual Property Protect...

Source: China IP News Intellectual property protection played an important role on the Two Sessions. On March 12th, Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the State Intellectu...

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2017-03-14
Intellectual Property Must be...

Source: China Daily During the Fifth Plenary Session of the 12th National People's Congress, China's top legislature, Huang Jianping, a deputy from South China...

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2017-03-13
China to Step up IPR Trials t...

Source: Xinhua   China will step up the trials of intellectual property rights (IPR) cases this year to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, a work report ...

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2017-03-09
Administrative, Judicial Refo...

Source: China Daily Deputies of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Poli...

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2017-03-09
European Patent Office Notes ...

Source: Xinhua The European Patent Office (EPO) on Tuesday published its 2016 Annual Report revealing China showed the highest growth in patent applications. Accordin...

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2017-03-09
Chongqing: Estimated 20% rise...

Source: China Daily International patent applications filed via the Patent Cooperation Treaty from Chongqing is forecast to increase by about 20 percent in 2017 from the ...

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2017-03-08
Premier Li Keqiang Vows to Co...

Source: China IP News   On March 5th, the 5th Session of the 12th National People's Congress opened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. On behalf of ...

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2017-03-07
District to Build on Reputati...

Source: China Daily Laoshan district, one of the most dynamic areas for innovation and entrepreneurship in Shandong province, is building a central innovation area to max...

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2017-03-02
Information Session on Japan’...

Aiming to encourage Taiwan’s agricultural and fishery export products originating from well-known areas to be registered as Japan’s Regional Collective Trademarks...

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2017-03-02
New features in electronic se...

After constant promotion and improvements in the past years, TIPO’s e-filing service for patent and trademark application has become rewarding by the public. In Decembe...

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2017-03-02
Cutting-edge Technology, High...

Source: Xinhua With unremitting efforts of Chinese industries to move up the global value chain, more consumers around the world are recognizing the higher quality and cu...

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2017-03-02
Hubei: IP Tribunal Set to Han...

Source: China Daily The Wuhan Intellectual Property Tribunal, the first cross-regional IP case-handling institution in the province, was established last week. Wuhan is o...

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2017-03-02
Jiangsu: Nanjing Launches Tar...

Source: China Daily The IP authority of Nanjing recently launched two joint law enforcement campaigns, one of which targets major business areas, shopping streets, profes...

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2017-03-02
Shaanxi: Pilot Portal Goes On...

Source: China Daily A national pilot portal of public intellectual property services, which went online in the provincial capital Xi'an on Feb 24, features shared res...

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2017-03-02
Beijing: New State-level Eval...

Source: China Daily China's first national intellectual property evaluation and certification center opened on Feb 28, with its online assessment system going online ...

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2017-03-02
Beijing: National Drug Projec...

Source: China Daily The Ministry of Science and Technology announced at a news conference in late February that a national major science and technology project for drug i...

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2017-03-02
Shen Changyu Meets with Chief...

On February 21, Commissioner of State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Shen Changyu met with Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapo...

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2017-03-01
China's Copyright Registratio...

Source: China IP News   A total of 2.0077 million copyrights were registered in 2016, an increase of 22.33%, hitting a record new high, sources from the Natio...

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2017-03-01
China's IPR bullet train runs...

Source: Xinhua   Bullet trains with Chinese intellectual property rights on every component started running between Beijing and Guangzhou on Saturday. Run...

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2017-02-23
TIPO Statistics Report: Paten...

In 2016, overall applications dropped slightly by 2% from the previous year to 72,442 cases. Decrease in invention patent applications (43,836 cases) slowed down and fell sli...

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2017-02-23
Hunan: Changsha procuratorate...

Source: China Daily A dedicated IP procuratorial bureau has been approved in Changsha, the first of its kind set up by a city-level procuratorate. The new office's re...

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2017-02-23
Inner Mongolia: Autonomous re...

Source: China Daily Organizations and individuals in the autonomous region filed 10,672 patent applications in 2016, increasing 20.2 percent year-on-year and surpassing t...

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2017-02-22
China's trademark application...

Source: China IP News   Latest statistics from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) show that China handled 3.691 million trademark app...

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2017-02-10
Shanghai: Pudong Keen on Boos...

Source: China Daily Shanghai's Pudong New Area plans to promote its high-end service industry during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, according to the Pudong commerce ...

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2017-02-09
SIPO Targets Relief of Overbu...

Source: China Daily The State Intellectual Property Office has taken steps to relieve the pressure on China's patent examinations system in the wake of the rapidly in...

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2017-02-09
Hunan: Province Aims for Top ...

Source: China Daily The province in Central China aims to rank among the country's top 10 patent economies by 2020, with annual invention patent filings projected to ...

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2017-02-09
Beijing: 1M Professionals to ...

Source: China Daily China plans to offer training to 1 million management and intellectual property professionals in small and medium-sized businesses within the next fiv...

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2017-02-09
Guangdong: Guangdong Sees Rob...

Source: Xinhua South China's Guangdong province saw robust growth of high-tech firms last year with heavy investment during a national innovation drive. The numbe...

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2017-02-08
Singapore Cuts Filing Fees fo...

Source: Xinhua    Singapore lowers filing fees for intellectual property protection, said the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in a stateme...

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2017-02-08
World Intellectual Property D...

Source: WIPO In 2017 we celebrate Innovation-Improving Lives Every day, ordinary people are producing extraordinary new things to change the world for the better. ...

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2017-02-06
Year in a Million for Patents

China Daily -- Last year, China saw an increase in both the quantity and quality of patents, according to a recent news conference given by the State Intellectual Property Of...

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2017-01-24
Both IP Development Quantity ...

On January 19, the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) held a news conference in Beijing releasing the statistics and related situation of the major works ...

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2017-01-22
Heads of China and Switzerlan...

On January 16, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of U...

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2017-01-20
China Makes Plans for Stronge...

Xinhua -- China will encourage innovation through better protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). A guidel...

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2017-01-19
Chinese Vice Premier Underlin...

Xinhua -- Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday that the country should make new headway in the campaign against intellectual property right (IPR) infringement and counterfeit p...

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2017-01-19
Sichuan: China Chengdu (Home ...

Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) officially proved to establish the China Chengdu (Home Furnishing and Shoes) IPR Rapid Aid Center. Ch...

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2017-01-18
China Opposes Abuse of IPR to...

Xinhua -- China is willing to enhance intellectual property right (IPR) cooperation with other countries, but opposes accusations and abuse of IPR to exercise trade protectio...

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2017-01-17
Shanghai: Shanghai Opens IP R...

Xinhua -- An intellectual property rights (IPR) transaction center was established on Friday in Shanghai. The center will support IPR evaluation, transfer quotation, tran...

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2017-01-16
China Issues Plan to Develop ...

Xinhua -- China has issued a plan to strengthen the protection and utilization of intellectual property rights. Issued by the State Council, the plan specifies the goals ...

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2017-01-13
China to Start Intellectual P...

China Daily -- The central government has decided to implement measures to improve intellectual property rights management and promote the nation's capacity for innova...

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2017-01-13
Beijing: Intellectual Propert...

China Daily -- A center to mediate intellectual property disputes opened in Beijing on Thursday, in an effort to provide effective solutions and greater IP protection. Th...

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2017-01-13
A New Batch of National IP Pi...

Recently, the list of a new batch of National Intellectual Property Pilot Zones and National Intellectual Property Model Zones were released. 16 zones, including the Shenyang...

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2017-01-12
Patents Evidence of China's P...

China Daily -- China has reached new heights in patent filings, with more than 3.46 million applications filed in 2016, according to the State Intellectual Property Office. ...

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2017-01-12
Guangzhou: Guangzhou Focuses ...

China Daily -- Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, will push forward development of a national innovation center within the next five years by introducing more high-tec...

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2017-01-12
Beijing: Court Heard More Tha...

China Daily -- The Beijing Intellectual Property Court has heard more than 20,000 IP cases and concluded more than 13,000 since its establishment in November 2014, according ...

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2017-01-12
Beijing: Free Trade Zones to ...

China Daily -- The Supreme People's Court called for increased intellectual property judicial protection in China's pilot free trade zones by encouraging IP-collatera...

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2017-01-12
Guangdong: Service Center to ...

China Daily -- The Shenzhen Notary Public Office set up an intellectual property service center on Jan 6 to specially handle IP notarization for companies and individuals in ...

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2017-01-11
Over 13,400 People Arrested f...

Xinhua -- More than 13,400 people in China were arrested for crimes related to intellectual property rights' (IPR) violations from January 2014 to November 2016, the Supr...

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2017-01-11
China's R&D Spending Estimate...

Xinhua -- China's investment in research and development (R&D) is expected to reach 1.54 trillion yuan (around 223 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, accounting for 2....

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2017-01-09
Jiangsu: Wuxi Sees $1 Trillio...

China Daily -- As corporate creativity plays an increasingly predominant role in economic development, the city of Wuxi is determined to drive its economy to a new high th...

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2017-01-09
Shandong: Qingdao to Found Tw...

China Daily -- Qingdao, the largest city in Shandong province, has received the green light to proceed with the development of Qingdao Smart Home Innovation Center and Qingda...

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2017-01-09
Shanghai: Smart Science Resea...

China Daily -- The Smart Science and Generic Technology Research Institute, co-founded by Nanxiang Shineland Industrial Park and the University of Shanghai for Science and Te...

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2017-01-06
Senior Official Calls for Ref...

Xinhua -- State Councilor Wang Yong said Thursday China should still deepen reforms in intellectual property rights, despite the fact it has shown great improvement in the ar...

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2016-11-25
China breaks patent applicati...

China-based innovators applied for a record-setting number of invention patents last year. The country accounted for more than a million submissions, according to an...

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2016-11-25
World Patent Marketing Succes...

World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, introduces Bottle Brush, a baby care invention that makes it easier to clean b...

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2016-10-05
PROCTORANDGAMBLE FILES #PATEN...

Orange County – Proctor and Gamble (P&G) filed a lawsuit through its subsidiary The Gillette Company against Edgewell Personal Care Co., which produces Schick brand...

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2016-10-05
APPLE #PATENT WILL DETER THEF...

Los Angeles – Stolen Apple devices, such as iPhones or tables, may soon record and send identifying information about the thief to the device’s owner, aiding law ...

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2016-09-29
Via Announces Patent Pool Lic...

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Via Licensing Corporation today announced the availability of a patent pool license for MPEG Extended High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Codi...

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2016-09-29
ChroMedX Receives US Patent o...

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 26, 2016 / ChroMedX Corp. (CSE:CHX) (MNLIF) (EIY2.F) (the "Company"), a developer of in vitro diagnostics and point-of-car...

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2016-09-29
Glytec Receives Three Additio...

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Glytec today announces notices of allowance received from the United States Patent and Trademark Offi...

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2016-09-29
ClearOne Awarded New Patent f...

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (CLRO), a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a...

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2016-09-29
Microsoft's new collapsible k...

A patent published yesterday appears to shed some light on a new tablet keyboard solution being developed by Microsoft. The design offers a method of combining a protective c...

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2016-09-29
Via Expands LTE Patent Pool L...

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Via Licensing Corporation today announced the expansion of its groundbreaking LTE (Long-Term Evolution) patent pool to include the LTE-Ad...

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2016-07-19
Amendments to IP Laws for TPP...

Following the Executive Yuan’s policy to dash for Taiwan's inclusion in the TPP, TIPO has started drafting amendments to Patent Act, Trademark Act and Copyright Act...

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2016-06-14
Schedule of Article 19 of the...

Schedule of Article 19 of the Enforcement Rules of the Trademark Act Amended and Promulgated on April 18, 2016 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs。     ...

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2016-03-15
IPR Trends Q4 2015: Patent an...

A.Patent Applications  1.The number of new applications for all three types of patents came down by 2.25% to 20,171 cases. 2.Applications for invention (12,390) and ...

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2016-01-29
Encourage Universities to App...

The number of patent applications filed by local colleges and universities dropped 11.3% to 4,275 in 2014 from the peak of 4,817 in 2013. In addition, their applications file...

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2016-01-04
Taiwan and Korea Making Great...

Priority documents are important when filing patent applications across countries. Following the cooperation with Japan on electronic exchange of priority documents (PDX), Ta...

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2016-01-04
Must-know facts about the TPP...

TIPO hosted an information session on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at NTU’s Tsai Lecture Hall, December 29, 2015. Director General Wang, Mei-hua introduced key p...

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2015-12-16
2015 TIPO-JPO Trademark Exami...

The 4th TIPO-JPO trademark examiner exchange was held in October. Two JPO trademark examiners came for this exchange. For the exchange topics, TIPO answered JPO’s quest...

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2015-11-20
MICHAEL JACKSON Triggers Disp...

After the name of the late famous rock star Michale Jackson was registered as trademark MICHAEL JACKSON by Fujian Fengshang Fashion Company, and was approved by the Trademark...

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2015-11-20
The 118th Session of Canton F...

According to the closing news conference at 118th Canton fair, this session saw growing number of IPR cases, alleged infringement and enterprises determined as constituting a...

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2015-11-20
China Launches Its First Gove...

The Guozhi Intelligence Intellectual Property Fund, co-founded by the Guozhi Patent Warning Consulting Center and Qinglin Huacheng Investment Company, was launched on Novembe...

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2015-11-18
IPR Trends Q3 2015: Patent an...

A. Patent Applications  1. The number of new applications for all three types of patents in Q3 2015 came down by 6.0% to 18,059 cases. 2. Applications for invention ...

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2015-10-05
2015 EU-Taiwan Seminar on Int...

TIPO joined with the EETO and EBRC to hold the “2015 EU-Taiwan Internet Copyright Protection” at the International Conference Hall, College of Law, National Taiwa...

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2015-09-24
Boston Telehealth Company And...

Two competitors in the fast-growing field of telehealth are engaged in a legal dispute about intellectual property, as each aims to become the country’s leading provide...

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2015-08-26
Facebook patent: Your friends...

Facebook patented technology on Tuesday that could be used for a number of things. It could help filter out spam email and offensive content. Or it could improve searches. It...

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2015-06-30
Prenatal DNA test patent inva...

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Friday that the discovery of a new form of prenatal testing that avoids the risks of invasive medical techniques was ...

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2015-06-30
China rejects patent linked t...

By Brendan Pierson and Adam Jourdan NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has rejected a Gilead Sciences Inc patent application related to its costly hepatitis C drug, a U.S. a...

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2015-06-30
Eli Lilly wins UK Alimta drug...

LONDON (Reuters) - Eli Lilly has won a patent case in the Court of Appeal in London over its blockbuster Alimta lung cancer drug, boosting prospects for future sales and deal...

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2015-06-30
Kickstarter Wins Legal Battle...

Kickstarter has successfully defended the technological process by which it has built a popular crowdfunding platform. On Monday, a New York judge ruled in its favor in a fou...

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2015-06-30
Sprint loses $30m patent batt...

US mobile operator Sprint has been told to pay $30m (£19m) to a company that claimed it used patents it did not own. Prism Technologies makes money licensing its patent...

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2015-06-30
Google Receives Patent for Cr...

San Diego – Recently there has been a proliferation of devices that are connected to the Internet and of apps that remotely control those devices. For example, your thermostat c...

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2015-06-30
Ford Allows Competitors Acces...

Los Angeles – In the interest towards development, Ford Motors is allowing competitors to access its patents regarding electric and hybrid vehicles technology. In 2014 ...

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2015-06-30
Sequenom Prenatal Test Patent...

San Diego – Sequenom is a bio-tech company based in San Diego. Recently, its patent for pre-natal testing was held invalid by a Federal Circuit Judge on the grounds tha...

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2017-03-27
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Administrative Litigation Case No. 104-85 regarding Taiwan Utility Model Opposition Application No. 98215474N01 entitled “Improved manhole cover structure” Th...

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2016-12-19
How to Calculate Compensation...

Judicial Decision analyzed by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office Summarized, arranged and translated by Medic Ma Patent Engineer How to Calculate Compensation for Pa...

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2015-12-16
In the post-Alice Era the all...

The U.S. Supreme Court released the Alice decision on June 19, 2014. Since then, the standard for the USPTO to examine business method and software patents has changed from t...

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