Obtaining Patents for Software-Related Inventions in China10 August 2017
As innovators in China have developed new business models by making use of computer science and internet technology, patent protection of software-related inventions has become a hot topic. Wei Xiaowei explains.
Contributory Infringement in IP-related Court Procedures11 August 2017
While a plaintiff will usually try to include as many defendants as possible in a court procedure, it is not crystal clear whether an infringer in an IP case can be attached and held jointly liable in China. Tim Meng and Jocelyn Zhou explain.
Protection for Microorganisms in Indonesia’s New Patent Law11 August 2017
Indonesia's patent law is evolving to include recognition of microorganisms. Cita Citrawinda examines how the changes will enhance protection for patents of microorganisms.
Recent TIPO News Regarding Patents01 June 2017
How does the Taiwan-US MOU impact IP in Taiwan?
Singapore Patent Protection Examined in Car Crash Camera Case31 May 2017
The judgment in Lee Tat Cheng v Maka GPS Technologies Pte Ltd  SGHC 48 concerned an infringement action and an application for a declaration of infringement brought by Lee Tat Cheng (the plaintiff), proprietor of Singapore Patent No. 87785.
Singapore Announces New Patent Rules and Fees to Promote Innovation07 April 2017
Singapore has recently announced a range of major changes to its patent system that will affect those seeking protection in a variety of ways.
Sufficient Disclosure Issue in China14 December 2016
Sufficient disclosure of an invention is required under the Patent Law of China. According to Article 26, Clause 3 of the law, “the description shall set forth the invention or the utility model in a manner sufficiently clear and complete so as to en...
Significant Changes to Indonesian Patent System19 October 2016
An important piece of new Indonesian patent legislation, Law No. 13 of 2016, came into effect on August 26, 2016, replacing the old patent law, No. 14 of 2001.
New Directions from the Malaysian Patent Office19 October 2016
The Malaysian Intellectual Property office (MyIPO) has recently issued three new practice directions.
Influence of Amendments Under Article 33 for Stability of Patent Rights13 September 2016
Under the provision of Article 33 of the Patent Law of China, an applicant may amend his or its application for a patent, but the amendment to the application for a patent for invention or utility model may not go beyond the scope of disclosure conta...
Determination of Purely Functional Features for Design in Taiwan13 September 2016
A design patent application is subject to substantive examination in Taiwan. Putting it differently, after the design patent application has entered the examination stage, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) conducts the examinations on th...
Trade Secret and Patent Protection in China19 August 2016
A trade secret is defined as technical information and operational information which is unknown to the public, which may bring economic benefits to the owner of rights, which has practical applicability and for which the owner of rights has taken mea...
Patent Litigation Strategies from Taiwan18 August 2016
How might recent rulings affect your litigation strategy?
Do New Patent Infringement Trial Rules Really Benefit Design Protection in China?13 May 2016
China's Supreme People's Court has issued an interpretation on application of the law in patent infringement cases, along with a promise that it would enhance patent protection and balance the interests of rights owners and the public. Xiaojun Guo ex...
China: New Judicial Interpretation on Patent Infringement12 May 2016
The Supreme Court of China has recently published a new judicial interpretation with regards to how patent infringement cases are handled. Weili Ma explains the most important changes.