1.1 Paragraph 3, Article 26 of the Paris Convention states: “Denunciation shall take effect one year after the day on
which the Director General has received the notification. ” In the above paragraph, “Denunciation” means:
(A)Enter into force Prolong (B)
(C)Subject to approval Withdrawal from (D)
3.3 “Company A hereby convents not to sue Company B under patent listed in Exhibit A for infringement base upon
any act by Company B of manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale, or import that occurs after the effective date of
this Patent License Agreement.” In the above paragraph, “convents not to sue” is similar to:
(A)Accession agreement Conversion (B) agreement
(C)Non-compete agreement Non (D) -assertion agreement
4 The International Patent Classification, commonly referred to as the IPC, is a ＿＿＿＿＿＿system in which the whole
area of technology is divided into a range of sections, classes, subclasses and groups. There are eight sections
that are broken down into classes and subclasses. Choose the one that best completes the above sentence:
(A)analogical domical (B) hierarchical (C) vortical (D)
5.5 According to Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act: “An applicant seeking an injunction maintaining the
temporary status quo shall provide a preliminary showing proving it is necessary to prevent material harm or
imminent danger or other similar circumstances with regard to the legal relation in dispute.” In the above
paragraph, “status quo” means:
(A)The coming danger The abnormal circumstances (B)
(C)The lucrative condition The current (D) situation
6.6 Many countries have patent systems that are similar to “utility model”, sometimes using different names. Which
of the following is conceptually similar to utility model?
(A)Innovation patent (B)Plant patent Pretty patent (C) Utility patent (D)
7.7 Article 64 (1) of Patent Cooperation Treaty states: “(a) Any State may declare that it shall not be bound by the
provisions of Chapter II. (b) States making a declaration under subparagraph (a) shall not be bound by the
provisions of Chapter II and the corresponding provisions of the Regulations.” The best heading for the above
article should be:
(A)Amendments Declarations (B) Revisions (C) Reservations (D)
8.8 Under Article 28 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which of the
following statements about conferred patent right is correct?
(A)A patent should confer on its owner to prevent third parties not having the owner’s consent from the acts of:
making, using, offering for sale, selling, or importing for these purposes that process at least the product
obtained directly by that process where the subject matter of a patent is a process.
(B)A patent should confer on its owner to stop third parties not obtaining the owner’s consent from the act of
using the product, and from the acts of: using, offering for sale, selling, or importing for these products where
the subject matter of a patent is a product.
(C)Patent owners should have the right to assign, or transfer by succession, the patent and to conclude licensing
(D)Patent owners should not conclude licensing contracts.
9.9 Under Article 33 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, how many years
counted from the filing date must pass before the patent right expires?
(A)Five Six (B) Ten (C) Twenty (D)
10.10 Which of the following is not included within the purpose of enacting the R.O.C. Patent Act?
(A)To encourage the creation of inventions, utility models and designs.
(B)To protect the creation of inventions, utility models and designs.
(C)To promote industrial development.
(D)To balance different interests for the common good of society.
12.12 According to the R.O.C. Patent Act, which of the following statements about depositing biological materials of
filing patent applications for invention involving biological materials or utilization of biological materials is
(A)When filing patent applications for inventions concerning biological materials or utilization of biological
materials, the applicants should, later than the filing date, make deposits of the biological materials with
domestic depositories designated by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office.
(B)No deposits are required even if the biological materials involved cannot be easily obtained by people
ordinarily skilled in the art.
(C)Applicants should, within six months after the filing dates of patent applications, submit to the Taiwan
Intellectual Property Office certificates of deposit, indicating the depositories, dates of deposit and deposit
(D)If the required documents are not submitted within the specified time period, the deposits should be deemed
not to have been made.
13.13 According to the R.O.C. Patent Act, which of the following items is not within the statutory exclusion of design
(A)Shapes of articles solely shown through their designs
(C)Layouts of integrated circuits and electronic circuits
(D)Articles contrary to morality
15.15 Mainly but not exclusively used in chemistry, a is a claim with multiple “functionally equivalent”
chemical entities allowed in one or more parts of the compound. The proper format for this type of claim is:
“selected from the group consisting of A, B and C”. Choose the one that best completes the above sentence:
(A)Markush claim Jepson claim (B) Beauregar (C) d claim Omnibus claim (D)
16.16 Which of the following cannot be patentable as inventions under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act?
(A)New and useful machines Formulas (B)
(C)New and useful manufactures New and useful compositions of matter (D)
17.17 “The U.S. Supreme Court held that a claim for damages for patent infringement committed within the
cannot be opposed using a laches defense.” Choose the one that best completes the above sentence:
(A)statute of compensations statute of damages (B)
(C)statute of frauds statute of l (D) imitations
18.18 According to the R.O.C. Patent Act, which of the following statements about acceptance of foreign patent
applications is correct?
(A)Patent applications filed by foreign applicants should be accepted even if the home countries of these foreign
applicants are not signatories to international treaties for protection of patent rights to which the R.O.C. is a
(B)Patent applications issued by a foreign applicant should not be accepted if their home countries do not
conclude with the R.O.C. treaties or agreements for reciprocal protection of patent rights.
(C)Patent applications filed by foreign applicants should be accepted if no patent protection agreements are
concluded by and between organizations or institutions of the R.O.C. and said foreign countries and approved
by the respective competent authorities.
(D)Patent applications issued by foreign applicants should be accepted if the laws of their home countries do not
accept patent applications filed by R.O.C. nationals.
19.19 A patentee may request Customs to detain the imported articles that are suspected of infringing the patent right.
This is best known as:
(A)Preshipment inspection Countervailing measures (B)
(C)Border measures Custom valuation (D)
20.20 Article 39-1 of the R.O.C. Customs Anti-smuggling Act states: “Where import or export cargoes, other than
genuine goods parallel imported, that have been declared to Customs infringes the patent right, trademark right
or copyright, the importer or exporter in question shall be, except otherwise specified in other acts and
regulations, imposed with a fine equivalent to one to three times the value of the cargoes, and the cargoes shall
be confiscated.” In the above paragraph, “confiscated” means:
(A)Destroyed Impounded (B) Inspected (C) Shattered (D)
21.21 “The parties agree that if any part, term, or provision of this Patent License Agreement shall be found illegal or
in conflict with any valid controlling law, the remaining provisions shall not be affected thereby.” The above
provision is generally referred to as:
(A)Choice of Law Provision Integration Provision (B)
(C)Severability Provision Venue Provision (D)
22.22 According to the R.O.C. Patent Act, which of the following patent application conversions is not allowed in
(A)A design converted into a utility model. A design converted into an invention. (B)
(C)An invention converted into a design. A derivative design converted into a design. (D)
23.23 According to the R.O.C. Patent Act and Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act, which of the following statements
(A)When an abstract contains commercial advertisement wording, the Specific Patent Agency may notify the
applicant to make amendment within a specified time limit, or notify the applicant of the amendment being
made ex officio.
(B)In case of obvious error found in the description, claim, or text or reference sign in the drawing, the Specific
Patent Agency may correct the error ex officio and notify the applicant of the correction being made.
(C)The Specific Patent Agency may, upon a request or ex officio, conduct prioritized examination of a patent
application for invention if it is commercially exploited by a person other than the applicant after it is laid
(D)When conducting invalidation proceedings, the Specific Patent Agency may, upon a request or ex officio,
notify the patentee to appear at the Specific Patent Agency for interview.
24.24 According to the R.O.C. Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act, when a request is made for recordation of the
change of the patent applicant, the document of proof shall accompany such request. In the event that the change
of entitled applicant is due to amalgamation of companies, the document of proof of the amalgamation should be
submitted to Taiwan Intellectual Property Office. In the above paragraph, “amalgamation” means:
(A)Bestowal Combination (B) Dismantle (C) (D)Insolvency
25.25 According to the R.O.C. relevant patent laws and regulations, which of the following statements is incorrect?
(A)An applicant who unintentionally fails to pay the first-year patent annual fees and the certificate fee on time
may pay twice the patent certificate fee and first-year patent annual fees within six months after the original
time period has expired. After the said payment has been made, the Specific Patent Agency shall publish the
(B)A patentee who unintentionally fails to pay the second or any subsequent year patent annual fee and surcharge
within the six months grace period on time may apply for reinstatement of the patent rights within a year after
the expiration of the grace period by paying triple the amount originally due.
(C)A patentee who is a natural person with no capital for patent annuity may apply in writing on a yearly basis to
the Specific Patent Agency for annuity exemption.
(D)A design patent owner who is a domestic small enterprise may apply in writing for reduction of the patent
【非選題】 26.一、The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) sets
down minimum standards for the regulation of intellectual property as applied to
nationals of other WTO member nations. There are certain provisions relating to
patentability and exceptions under TRIPS Agreement. Please elaborate, in about 200
words, on the three permissible exceptions to the basic rule on patentability.（30 分）