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Results: 4 Answers
Patents
5.
Patent enforceability
5.1
What makes a patent unenforceable?
 
Taiwan
In Taiwan, a patent applicant does not bear a duty to disclose to the Taiwan IP Office any information known to be material to patentability. Therefore, the defendant does not have a defence based on the patent owner’s inequitable conduct. However, this does not mean that a bad-faith application will avoid punishment. A person that falsely asserts itself as an inventor or authorized applicant of a patent application may commit a criminal offence of providing false statements to government officials.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tony Tung-Yang Chang from Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices
5.2
What are the inequitable conduct standards?
 
Taiwan
See question 5.1.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tony Tung-Yang Chang from Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices
5.3
What duty of candour is required of the patent office?
 
Taiwan
See question 5.1.

For more information about this answer please contact: Tony Tung-Yang Chang from Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices