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[2013-06-30]


Taiwan's patent law was amended on May 31st, 2013.
 
Major change includes the establishment of punitive damages likely to be imposed on infringers. 
 
This change should be positively welcomed, since it brings more deterrence to any potential patent violation, which, until now, was only protected by a civil suit based on damages suffered by the patent owner, which is to be proved, and would not take into account anything more than the loss itself (while the violator may have made much more profits from his illegal behavior).