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What Makes Good Innovations into Great IP?


IMPACT 2013 Session -- jointly organized by IEEE EPS and Perkins Coie LLP

October 23, 2013

Co-Chairs : Professor Kwang-Lung Lin (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

                 Professor Kuo-Ning Chiang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

This session addressed the question of "What makes Good Innovations into Great IPs?" by a panel of experts from ITRI-Taiwan and United States.  The presentation first looked at main features in patent systems similar to or based on the European patent system such as the Taiwan patent system and the unique features in the U.S. patent system.  It also discussed the recent trends in patent enforcement and patent procurement in the U.S. electronics product market.  In particular, the discussion used some litigation cases to illustrate processes and impacts of patent litigation before the U.S. federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (Section 337 investigation).  As part of the strategy for patent litigation defenses and other patent disputes, the session covered the new U.S. post-grant proceedings for challenging validity of patents before the U.S. Patent Office.  The final part of this session was a lively discussions with the panel and Q&As with the audience on IP issues for companies and institutions in Taiwan and Asia when selling products or commercializing their technologies in U.S.

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