Asia IP‘s July issue features an in-depth, comparative look at intellectual property courts around the region entitled “Battle Cry for IP Courts.” The article quotes Peter Dernbach on the Taiwan IP Court’s broad jurisdiction, its heavy workload, and the role of the IP police in enforcement. Peter leads the Winkler Partners IP practice.
Other leading Taiwanese practitioners noted the high rate of patent invalidation by the IP Court and commented on the selection and training of judges.
Taiwan’s IP court was established in 2008. Its 15 judges hear over 1,600 cases annually.
Asia IP’s helpful survey of the region shows that Taiwan is in the region’s mainstream. Like many of its neighbors, it has a specialized IP Court that is well-regarded by practitioners despite some room for improvement in patent protection.