IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Taiwan

Held in awe by other jurisdictions for its handling of the covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan has seen business return to usual. In the first half of 2020, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) received nearly 34,000 patent applications, a slight 4% decline from the same period the previous year, with TSMC...

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Held in awe by other jurisdictions for its handling of the covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan has seen business return to usual. In the first half of 2020, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) received nearly 34,000 patent applications, a slight 4% decline from the same period the previous year, with TSMC leading the way for domestic applicants for the fourth consecutive year. Local SMEs continue to be the main drivers of innovation, filing 14% more applications than in 2019. TIPO responded by implementing the Positive Patent Examination Pilot Programme for Start-Up Companies at the beginning of 2021, which prioritises invention patent applications filed by newly established entities. It has also introduced a consultation service for SMEs looking to apply for patents overseas.

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