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Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (TIPA)
Guidance: Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
Implementation: Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, National Taiwan University College of Law.
Address: Rm. 605, Complex for Research Excellence, No.18, Siyuan St., Zhongzheng Dist.,
¡@¡@¡@¡@  Taipei, 10087 Taiwan(R.O.C)
Tel: +886 (0) 2-23643055 ext.20~29; Fax: +886 (0) 2-23644250
URL¡Ghttps://www.tipa.org.tw
E-mail¡Goffice@tipa.org.tw

Prof. Ming-Yan Shieh¡idirector¡j
College of Law, National Taiwan University
Prof. Dar-Zen CHEN¡ico-director¡j
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan Universit
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Prof. Tsung-Fu Chen¡ico-director¡j
College of Law, National Taiwan University
Assoc.Prof. Su-Hua Lee¡ico-director¡j
College of Law, National Taiwan University
Member Jolene Hui-Ling Wang¡ico-director¡j
Lexcel Partners IP Co., Ltd.,
 
Origin of TIPA
  In today¡¦s age of information-based economy, intellectual property has become a focus for industrialized nations worldwide. To meet the challenges of this new age, TIPO began the implementation of the Plan for the Cultivation and Training of IP Professionals in 2005, to be executed by the Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies,College of Law, National Taiwan University. Included in this plan was the establishment of the Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (TIPA), which provides training to IP professionals through a network of island-wide educational institutions. By enhancing expertise in a wide range of IP-related fields, this plan aims to build in Taiwan a first-class environment for innovative research and development.

Perspective

 

To foster excellence in IP professionals, assist in the creation of enterprise, promote protection and utilization of IP, increase innovation and R&D capacity, build a healthy environment for innovative management and continue the development of our information-based economy.

General Aims
  Through the use of systematic and multi-level training curriculums, TIPA hopes to provide IP professionals with the expertise needed in today¡¦s developing info-based economy. This training will also strengthen IP management and utilization skills, elevate the quality of IP professionals and consolidate the development of the IPR protection environment in Taiwan, with the ultimate goal of strengthening national competitiveness. Expected results include:
1. Encouraging related industries to apply for patents, and assisting with the establishment of their own intellectual property management system.
2. Elevating patent attorney quality so as to improve patent and trademark application quality.
3. Strengthening the professional knowledge of judicial personnel for more effective rulings on infringement cases and effective remedies.
4. Helping Taiwanese businesses gain the leading position and technological advantages afforded by superior IPR protection in the Asia-Pacific region.
5. Establishing Taiwan as the foremost IPR training authority in the Asia-Pacific region.
Achievements
  By the end of 2008, TIPA had successfully completed the objectives of its first stage of operations, which began with TIPA¡¦s founding in June 2005. Achievements up to from this period included:
1. Academic experts were hired to help plan introductory and intermediate-level training curriculums for nine IP-related courses to meet the demands of industry.
2. As part of the IP Instructors Training Program, 163 TIPA training seeding teacher attended courses designed to enhance professional knowledge and reinforce training skills.
3. A wide range of academic IP experts were selected to write and compile teaching material for professional IP classes relating to patent, trademark and copyright. A total of 60 books were printed and revised annually to keep up with the latest international trends and developments.
4. Over 5000 patent engineers, licensed attorneys, businesspeople and members of the public took part in the TIPA-administered IP Professionals Training Program, conducted at educational institutions located across Taiwan and selected by TIPA.
5. In response to the opening of the new IP Court, professional IP training courses were held for a total of 179 judges and prosecutors in order to develop necessary IP-related expertise among judicial officials in Taiwan.
6. In order to make IP education take root and increase internal R&D capacity, professional IP training courses were held for over 600 people, including teachers of secondary and elementary schools, staff of state-owned enterprises, university technology licensing and R&D personnel.
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For promoting exchange of IP news and knowledge between different IP fields, internal IP exchange activities were held through publishing e-papers and holding forums on IP cases.

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To keep in step with the current trends and practices of the international IP community, experts from leading IP nations were invited to Taiwan to participate in experience exchange, presentations and international seminars.

Future Objectives
  In 2009 TIPA enters its second long-term stage of operational development. This stage is planned for four years (2009--2012), and includes the following tasks:
1. Continue to develop new IP professional training courses while promoting education in IP fields. Training will be provided for an estimated 1000 patent and trademark office personnel, judicial officials, industry executives, and professionals from academics.
2. Expand the scope of training services to provide industries with varying levels (introductory, intermediate, advanced) of professional IP instruction.
3. Provide specialized training services that meet the professional needs of an assortment of industries, especially those of the technology industry.
4. Improve avenues for international IP exchange and stay up-to-date with new international developments.
5. Continue printing and revision of educational texts in order to effectively disseminate professional IP knowledge.
6. Promote standards of IP expertise via skill certification systems.
Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy¡@Tel: 02-23643055 ext.20~29¡@Fax: 02-23644250¡@E-mail:office@tipa.org.tw
Address: Rm. 605, Complex for Research Excellence, No.18, Siyuan St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei, 10087 Taiwan(R.O.C)