Taiwan - TIPO Announced Statistics For The Accelerated Examination Program (AEP) On Invention Patents During January 2019.
Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Taiwan - Intellectual Property
9 May, 2019
In January 2019, 32 patent applications were filed under the AEP, of which 15 were filed by domestic applicants and 17 were filed by foreign applicants.
The top 3 foreign applicants by nationalities were: Japan (7); Germany (3); U.S.A. (3).
Of the applications filed, 19 applications were made under Category 1 (i.e., the corresponding application had been approved by a foreign patent authority after substantive examination), and the first office action in those matters (including examination opinions and final decisions) was issued in an average of 40.9 days;
no application was made under Category 2 (i.e., the EPO, JPO or USPTO had issued an office action during substantive examination but had not approved the corresponding application); 1
0 applications were made under Category 3 (i.e., the invention application was essential to commercial exploitation), and the first office action in those matters was issued in an average of 105.8 days;
and 3 applications were filed under Category 4 (i.e., the inventions were related to green technologies), and the first office action therein was issued in an average of 56.6 days.
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