|Patent Act Article 23May 1, 2019|
Deemed as lack of novelty
Where an invention claimed in a patent application for invention is identical to an invention or utility model disclosed in the description, claim(s) or drawing(s) of an earlier-filed patent application for invention or utility model which is laid open or published after the filing of the later-filed patent application, an invention patent shall not be granted; however, this shall not apply where the applicant of the later-filed patent application is also the applicant of the earlier-filed patent application for invention or utility model.
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Our legal team is specialized in corporate governance, compliance and export. Prior to joining our firm, some of our counsels have served as in-house general counsel in listing companies. We understand the intricacies and complexities that arise in large corporate environments. We regularly advise international corporations entering into local jurisdiction on governmental procedures, compliance and regulatory matters. In Taiwan, we have one of the best legal teams when it comes to hostile takeovers and proxy contests. Our experience includes hostile takeovers and defensive counseling that have been recognized as landmark cases in Taiwan. Strategies such as poison pill are not applicable in Taiwan and we excel at creative defensive counseling. We provide the following legal services for our clients:
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We have extensive experience with M&A transactions covering diverse clients in both the public and private sectors. We help carry out all phases of the M&A transactions from due diligence, structuring, negotiation to closing. Our expertise with relevant laws including corporate, tax, securities, labor, fair competition and data protection allows us to address legality issues surrounding a company during and after its merger. In recent years, the importance of data protection and compliance has increased; it now plays a critical role in M&A. In fact, our founder has helped revise the data protection laws in Taiwan. With our experience, our lawyers are ready to assist you with a cost-efficient transaction at every stage. To help facilitate a smooth transaction, we leverage our interdisciplinary team with experience in tax, intellectual property, employment and corporate counseling. One of our particular strengths is cross-border transactions and have covered such transactions between the United States, Taiwan, and China.
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