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Patents
5.
Patent enforceability
5.1
What makes a patent unenforceable?
 
Vietnam
A granted patent may be unenforceable if one of the following defences is successfully established:

  • invalidity;
  • exhaustion (first sale doctrine);
  • prior commercial use;
  • use in service of personal needs or for non-commercial purposes, or for the purposes of evaluation, analysis, research, teaching, testing, trial production or information collection to apply for a production licence;
  • temporary importation or circulation of products, or use in a foreign means of transport in transit through Vietnam; and
  • use under a compulsory licence.
For more information about this answer please contact: Le Quang Vinh from Bross and Partners
5.2
What are the inequitable conduct standards?
 
Vietnam
Neither inequitable conduct nor an inequitable conduct standard exists under Vietnamese law.

For more information about this answer please contact: Le Quang Vinh from Bross and Partners
5.3
What duty of candour is required of the patent office?
 
Vietnam
No duty of candour exists under Vietnamese law.

For more information about this answer please contact: Le Quang Vinh from Bross and Partners