Taiwan IPO implements new measures of Remote Video Interviews for Patent Applications as of March 1, 2022
E220301Y1 | Jun. 2022（E268）
With communication technology fully developed and in response to various changes in social circumstances that may impede patent applicants’ availability for interview in person at the Taiwan IPO, such as, the burst of COVID-19 pandemic, remote video interviews for patent applications may be conducted with technological equipment, if available, on condition that the patent examination process takes place fairly and transparently in less restricted location and conditions. Taiwan IPO has implemented the new measures of Remote Video Interviews for Patent Applications as of March 1, 2022. Under the new measures, applicants and patent agents may select a remote location to conduct trilateral video interviews with patent examiners through connecting Taiwan IPO’s system. For example, a video interview can still take place when the patent applicant is in Japan, his/her agent in Taiwan and the examiner at Taiwan IPO; the applicant does not have to go to Taiwan IPO’s service centers in person, which is able to avoid fatigue in transportation and elevate examination and service efficiency.