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TIPO’s 2018 Annual Report: 14 Months for Total Pendency, 8.7 months for First Action

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According to the annual report newly released by TIPO (Taiwan Intellectual Property Office), there were 41,991 requests for substantive examination of invention patent applications and 39,528 disposals of them in 2018. The yearly average disposal pendency was down to 14 months for invention patents and 8.7 months for a first office action. Both have hit a ten-year low and outperformed the current records in the US and the EU.

As for design patent applications, the average pendency for a first office action and for disposal were 6.1 months and 7.4 months respectively, showing a stable trend.........

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TIPO’s 2018 Annual Report: 14 Months for Total Pendency, 8.7 months for First Action

  1. 1. 專利審查效率連年提升 (I) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pendency for Processing Examination of Invention Patent Applications Ave. First OA Pendency(months) Ave. Disposal Pendency (months)
  2. 2. 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Invention Patent Examination Pending Number Total DisposalsSubstantive Exam Request 專利審查效率連年提升 (II) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving
  3. 3. 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 件數 百分比 件數 百分比 核准 核駁 其他 含撤回、 不受理 專利審查效率連年提升 (III) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving
  4. 4. 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pendency for Processing Re-examination of Invention Patent Applications Ave. First OA Pendency(months) Ave. Disposal Pendency (months) 專利審查效率連年提升 (IV) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving
  5. 5. 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pendency for Processing Examination of Design Patent Applications Ave. First OA Pendency(months) Ave. Disposal Pendency (months) 專利審查效率連年提升 (V) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving
  6. 6. 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 件數 百分比 件數 百分比 核准 核駁 其他 含撤回、 不受理 專利審查效率連年提升 (VI) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving
  7. 7. 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 目前台灣與 6 國簽訂 PPH合作計畫, 去年透過PPH申請專利的共915件, 尤其是台美457件、台日437件。 TIPO is currently partnering with the USPTO, JPO, SPTO, KIPO, PPO, and CIPO on PPH. In 2018. Patents applications filed under the TIPO-USPTO (457) and TIPO-JPO PPH (437) programs accounted for the majority. 透過台美與台日 PPH 計畫申請專利,平均首次 回復期約36日,審結平均需時114 ~ 129日。 The average first office action pendency for patents filed under the TIPO-USPTO and the TIPO-JPO PPH programs was about 36 days, and the average disposal pendency was about 114-129 days. 專利審查效率連年提升 (VII) Patent Application Examination Efficiency Improving
  8. 8. 《專利法》修法重要里程碑 (I) Patent Examination in Multiple Measure 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 † The reinstatement of rights mechanism about convention priority rights was introduced. 國際優先權復權 † The system of continuation of rights for filing two applications for the same creation was added. 一案兩請 † The scope of applicability of grace period was expanded to include novelty and inventive step of patent applications. 優惠期適用範圍納入新穎性及進步性 † New regulations related to public health were added to align with WTO. 配合WTO增訂公共衛生議題的規定 † Partial designs, computer-generated icons and graphical user interfaces (icons & GUIs), and sets of articles into the scope of design patent protection were allowed, and the system of derivative designs was introduced. 新式樣專利改稱「設計專利」,並開放部分設計、電腦圖像及圖形化使用介面設計、成組物品設計、衍生設計 † The principle of continuation of rights for filing two applications for the same creation in invention and utility model patent was adopted. 發明與新型專利之一案兩請改採「權利接續制」 † Border protection measures were adopted to regulate the alleged patent-infringing products. 增訂侵害專利權物之邊境管制規定 † The grace period for applying for invention and utility model patent applications was extended from 6 to 12 months, and the reasons for the grace period were broadened. 申請發明及新型專利之優惠期由 6個月延長為 12 個月,並放寬優惠期之事由
  9. 9. 《專利法》修法重要里程碑 (II) Patent Examination in Multiple Measure 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 † Divisional patent applications of intentions and utility models for boarder applicable scope and longer deadline, from 30 days to three months 擴大核准審定後分割之適用範圍, 由發明專利擴及新型專利, 申請期限由核 准後 30 日放寬為 3 個月 。 † Restrictions imposed on invalidation actions that the grounds and evidence for invalidation shall be submitted within three months after filing date. 提升舉發案件審查效能之配套措施。 † The post-grant amendment of utility model patent shall be rendered after substantive examination. It can be filed only when said utility model patent is under invalidation proceedings, under litigation, or after its request for a technical evaluation report being accepted. 修正新型專利更正之期間, 及其更正案之審查方式由形式審查改為實體審查。 † The protection term of design patents is extended from currently twelve (12) years to fifteenth (15) years. 延長設計專利權期限, 由 12 年延長為 15 年。 † Only patent files, such as application documents, description, claim(s), abstract, drawing(s), with confirmed enduring value shall be preserved permanently. 修正專利檔案保存期限, 屆期銷毀以解決檔案儲存空間不足。 Apr 16, 2019
  10. 10. 專利商標案件電子申請逾7成 E-filing rates of applications grew to 70% 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Patent and Trademark e-filing (%) 專利商標案件電子申請比例 e-delivery (%) 公文電子送達比例 專利 商標 總數
  11. 11. 外國專利申請五大來源國 Top Five Countries (Regions) Applying Patent Rights in Taiwan 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 來 台 申 請 發 明 專 利 五 大 國 Invention Patent Rights Application 來 台 申 請 設 計 專 利 五 大 國 Design Patent Rights Application
  12. 12. 台專利獲證五大國 Top Five Countries (Regions) Receiving Patent Grants in Taiwan 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 發明 新型 設計 總數
  13. 13. 國人向五大局申請專利概況 Patent Applications by Residents to IP5 資料來源:經濟部智慧局,《2018年智財局年報》,CC創用授權:姓名標示-非商業性-禁止改作2.0台灣授權條款釋出。 Source: TIPO, 2018 Annual Report , Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 發明專利申請情況 Invention Patent Rights Application 設計專利申請情況 Design Patent Rights Application

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