Patent Drafting and Global Patent Protection
Lee and Li have more than 50 years’ experience in handling patent protection procurement and protection matters. In addition to handling patent matters in Taiwan, we also represent clients’ patent matters in other jurisdictions (such as China, USA, Europe, Japan, Korea and other countries). Due to the fast development of China's market, Lee and Li, and Lee and Li-Leaven IPR Agency Ltd in Beijing formed a strategic alliance in October 2003. Now, both firms have started to jointly serve our clients’ IP interests under our Greater China IP Service.
We have had more than 20 years’ experience in handling invention harvesting, patent drafting and global patent protection procurement matters for our clients. Services provided by our practice group 302 (PG302) (Patent Drafting and Global Patent Protection Procurement) include invention harvesting, patent drafting, global patent protection procurement and maintenance (such as patent filing, bio material patent deposit, office actions and responses, patent amendment, patent allowance, patent annuity payments etc.), as well as global patent consultation advice work, etc. Based on extensive experience and resources accumulated for more than 40 years, services provided by our PG302 can meet with our clients’ global needs, and the quality of our services are highly recognized by our clients. The unique features of services provided by our PG302 mainly include the following:
- Global Patent Services Covering All Kinds of Technologies
There are more than 100 professional patent staff members in our PG302. The majority of such members received their masters or doctorate degrees from leading universities in Taiwan and abroad in the technical fields of mechanical engineering, automation equipment, electrical engineering, electro-photonics integration, telecommunications, networks, semiconductors, software, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, biotech, industrial design, etc.
- Professional Team with Patent Agents and Attorneys Admitted in Taiwan, China and USA
Our PG302 members include, among others, patent agents and attorneys admitted in Taiwan, China and USA. In addition to Chinese language, all our PG302 members are fluent in either English or Japanese and are able to prepare patent drafting projects in such foreign language in accordance with the standards of most major countries. Our PG302 members have received and will continue receiving training programs related to patent practice in USA, Japan, China, etc., and some members underwent training programs provided by foreign patent firms. With the above-mentioned resources, we can provide services meeting our clients’ global needs. Especially, our team includes law professionals, whose participation is needed and often essential when handling administrative appeals, invalidation actions and patent disputes.
- Full Understanding of Industrial R&D Practice
In addition to patent professional skills, many of our PG302 members have had experience serving within the R&D department of industries, and they fully understand the practical, technical and strategic aspects involved in seeking patent protection. Our PG302 members have proven skills in communicating and working with R&D staff members of our clients, which is important and critical to ensure success when handling invention harvesting, defining proper claim scope and seeking patent protection with the best value in mind.
- Global Coordinating Patent Firm
When applying for patent protection and responding to office actions, based on our internal case management mechanisms, we can better coordinate and share the global patent procurement resources so as to increase the efficiency when handling global patent matters for our clients.
- Global Patent Network Support
Lee and Li have been closely working with patent firms from foreign countries for more than 40 years. With such a strong and efficient network, our clients receive global patent services of the highest quality and efficiency.
- Patent Translation Resources
To comply with our clients’ global patent needs, Lee and Li created a unique patent translation service platform to provide patent translation services related to Chinese (traditional/simplified), English, Japanese, etc. With the specifically designed handling procedure and quality control mechanism for our patent translation services, we have achieved our objectives: quality and cost efficiency of patent translation services. We have developed an electronic database for handling technical terminologies to support our translation work, which is one of the unique features of our translation services.
- Patent Case Management System (PS2 System)
To increase the case handling efficiency and manage the risks that may occur when handling patent matters, in the 1980s, Lee and Li started to develop and use a “patent case management computer system” which contains functions to support all our internal client/case management needs, filing applications and responses, and clients’ specific instructions (such as special case handling procedure, electronic billing, etc.).
- Monitoring Changes of Patent Laws and Patent Practices
To support our global patent services, our PG302 members always dutifully monitoring major changes of patent laws and patent practices of foreign countries, as well as the reported judgments and decisions, so that our PG302 members can discuss those changes with our clients as early as possible with respect to the necessary adjustments of their global patent filing strategies.
- Honors and Recognition
Considering our 50 years of patent experience, and all of the resources accumulated, in all the international law firm nomination projects, Lee and Li have been continuously nominated as the Best Patent Firm. Some of our PG302 members have also been selected as the Best Patent Agents/Attorneys over the years. Considering the professional resources from a global viewpoint, and the long-lasting recognition from our clients and the patent society, from Lee and Li’s alliance with Lee and Li-Leaven IPR Agency Ltd in Beijing, as well as Lee and Li’s network with foreign patent firms, our PG302 has become the best choice for our clients when dealing with their global patent matters.