The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office has announced that the effective date of the Amendment to the Taiwan Patent Act will fall on January 1, 2013. We summarise the important changes.
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has announced that the effective date of the Amendment to the Taiwan Patent Act will fall on January 1, 2013. We summarise the important changes below.
Six-month grace period
A six-month grace period will be applicable to: applicants or prior owner of the right; an invention disclosed in a publication by the applicant (even when it is a commercial disclosure, it is not limited to an experimental disclosure), novelty and inventive step. Derivations from disclosures can be exempted even if they do not overcome the inventive step.
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TIPO, Taiwan Patent Act, amendments