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#012    March 28, 2017
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Interview: International Symposium on Patent Strategy and Practice
Conor Stuart/IP Observer Reporter
Jay Kao, one of North America Intellectual Property Corp’s patent agents attended the recent 2017 International Symposium on Patent Strategy and Practice, hosted by the Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association and National Taiwan...More >>

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David Kappos: There is no ‘Patent Holdup’!
Clarence Chiang/IP Observer Reporter
Since Mark Lemley, professor of the Stanford Law School, published his essay ‘Patent Holdup and Royalty Stacking’ in 2007, the conflict between patent licensing and antitrust has been a topic of hot debate in the tech industry, resulting in the FRAND rule...More >>
Big Data and AI: Taiwan Consumers in the Here and Now
Conor Stuart/IP Observer Reporter
Scott Hsia, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network’s Taiwan subsidiary AAA, has been quoted as stating, “the biggest risk in product retail is guessing.” This is essentially the problem that big data goes towards resolving. Hsia was the keynote speaker at a recent big data...More >>
Taiwan’s Copyright Law: What Constitutes Fair Use in the Digital Era?
Conor Stuart/IP Observer Reporter
As the cost of entry for broadcasting has decreased with the onset of the internet era, the sheer amount of broadcast content has risen, along with the accompanying risk of copyright infringement. With the popularity of real-time Facebook Live broadcasts...More >>

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