In Administrative Action, Intellectual Property Court Makes Decision for Allowance of Patentability for a Patent Application Represented by Li & Cai and Remanded to Taiwan Intellectual Property Office - Li & Cai Intellectual Property Office
In Administrative Action, Intellectual Property Court Makes Decision for Allowance of Patentability for a Patent Application Represented by Li & Cai and Remanded to Taiwan Intellectual Property Office

A patent application entitled “A Method for Bargain Shopping” (application number 092129649) represented by our firm is rejected after examination by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) for lacking inventive step, i.e. the Examiner believes that the technical features of the present application can be easily attained by one skilled in the art.

 Our firm filed for Administrative Action on behalf of the applicant. Decision Number 88 of Year 2014 by the Intellectual Property Court asserts that the technical feature disclosed in Claim 1 of the present application does not read on the cited prior art, is not an obvious combination upon the cited prior art to one skilled in the art, and is therefore presenting inventive step. Consequently, dependent Claims 2 to 11 which depend on Claim 1 also do not read on the cited prior art, are not obvious combinations upon the cited prior art to one skilled in the art, and are therefore presenting inventive step. Therefore, after hearing, the Intellectual Property Court decides that rejection by the original examination based on Article 22, Paragraph 4 of the Patent Act and the subsequent affirmation of the rejection during appeal are both not well founded, and that the claim by the plaintiff (applicant of the present application represented by our firm) to the defendant (TIPO) to withdraw the decisions made in the original examination and appeal of the present application, and to issue allowance to the present application, is well founded and is to be granted.

 The point of contention to the present case lies in whether the cited prior art discloses the technical features of the present application, and whether TIPO has dutifully observed the procedure for determining inventive step. Our firm successfully secured rights on behalf of the applicant, fully reflecting the high professional capability of Li & Cai regarding patent application and related appeals.

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