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By Kung-Chung Liu (with Jia Wang and Yanbing Li)

This research project, titled “Annotated Leading Patent Cases in Major Asian Jurisdiction,” is envisaged as the first in a series project of “Cases and Materials on IP Law in Asia.” The series project will result in a series of books, which aims at becoming a handy reference for lawyers as well as businesses in Asia. To date, no book exists with annotated intellectual property cases in Asia in English. The various volumes in this series will fill this void.

The first volume in the series focuses on leading patent cases in Asia. The reason for this choice is due to the primary, and growing, significance of patent law in Asia. Patents are playing an increasing role in Asian economies. In particular, this project aims at addressing cases related to the following aspects of Asian patent law: (1) specialized intellectual property courts and their efficacy; (2) compulsory licensing; (3) the intersection between patent law and competition law; (4) damages and injunctions; (5) cross-border patent litigation and alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and mediation. To this end, the first volume in the series summarizes and critically analyses twenty-four cases from seven jurisdictions in Asia, including China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Approximately twenty academics and professionals contribute to this project. 

The outcome of this project is a book titled “Annotated Leading Patent Cases in Major Asian Jurisdiction” edited by Professor Kung-Chung Liu, which has been published by City University of Hong Kong Press in 2017.

Sample annotated case “Compulsory Licensing of Taiwanese CD-R Patents Owned by Philips” by Kung-Chung Liu


Last updated on 17 Aug 2017 .