Patent Package 2023
28 September 2023
Asia IP unveils its choices for the top patent practices in Asia and the Pacific. This special section also includes a look at the surge in patent filings and technology-related IP in the region, and one at how countries are working to improve patent protection for software-related inventions. It also includes an in-depth story by Rich IP & Co. examining the perils of using means-plus-function language on patent applications, which can sometimes hurt your patent claim.
In recent years, Asia-Pacific countries emphasized innovation and R&D efforts, resulting in a surge in patent filings and technology-related IP. Excel V. Dyquiangco explores these efforts and the challenges business must navigate to stay competitive in an evolving landscape.
Software is now a vital part of innovation across various sectors, but many nations lack sufficient patent protection for software-related inventions. Excel V. Dyquiangco discusses the shift from hardware- to software-driven innovation and the significance of updating IP regulations.
Means-plus-function language – also known as MPF language –is a double-edged sword in Taiwan, sometimes helping and sometimes hurting a patent claim, depending on how the applicant uses it. Dr. Cross Liu explains how to weigh the pros and cons of using MPF language.