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Patent Enforcement, Trade Secret Protection and Dispute Resolution

This practice group consists of a number of partners and senior consultants, and more than a hundred lawyers, patent attorneys, patent agents (including U.S. and CN patent agents), legal specialists, and legal assistants, about 80% of whom have a master's degree or higher and are fluent in English and/or Japanese. Members of this practice group have professional experience in the fields of mechanics, electronics, electro-optics, medicine, chemistry, biochemistry, software engineering, telecommunications, industrial design, automation, semiconductor, and material science to complement their expertise in law.

The practice group provides services in patent trade (licensing, pledge, transfer, trust, patent valuation), patent management and strategy consultation, third-party application and examination, compulsory license, expedited examination (on account of third party commercial practice), consultation in preventing patent infringement, patent validity assessment, infringement investigation, evidence collection, patent infringement litigation, violation of the Fair Trade Act related to patent misuse, patent licensing consultation and negotiation, patent-related contract drafting and dispute resolution, tax planning on patent loyalty, tax exemption application and dispute resolution, technical analysis on patent, contract drafting, arrangement and consultation in managing systems for trade secrets, resolution of disputes related to trade secrets and non-competition, resolution of other relevant disputes, and patent due diligence in connection to merger and acquisition. Outcomes are maximized by designation of teams with expertise particularly suited to the case.

In the past twenty years, we have handled many famous and important patent suits in Taiwan. Our members have employed innovative techniques and strategies in, for instance, proving infringement of method patents, explaining technical issues in court, applying expert opinions, etc. We have also helped local clients in patent enforcement and dispute resolution matters and disputes relating to confidentiality of technology and trade secret protection as they entered foreign markets. We have a platform to coordinate the work done by local and foreign personnel, thus ensuring efficiency while securing the greatest protection for clients' interests in different countries.

In addition to its work for private clients, the practice group is active in government, educational, and professional endeavors, both at home and abroad, such as promulgation of and amendment to patent-related laws and regulations, participation in international patent organizations and patent/trade secret seminars, and contribution to the firm's bi-monthly bulletin as well as other publications abroad. We also have a well established network with clients and associate firms in order to be able to offer the best and most comprehensive services.