6 Jan
2014

Enforcing patent rights effectively

Negotiation, backed up by litigation, is the most effective way to enforce patent rights. However, while negotiation may be a fast way to respond to activity in the market, the outcome is hard to predict; the communications may be indirect, ambiguous and even false; and the outcome can be subject to higher-level approval. Above all, negotiation has little legal impact on the parties. In contrast, IP litigation in Taiwan is a speedy, simple and comparatively low-cost procedure, which is handled by a professional court, well-trained judges and technical examiners. As long as an experienced legal team with expertise is engaged, litigation is a good choice to resolve disputes.