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Yu-Li Tsai

Mr. Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan. Out of the interest of communication system, he immediately had attended in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU since his graduation from NTUEE and has received his master’s degree after 2-year’s research. During his research life in GICE, he also started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking the bar examination for Patent Attorneys. He has passed the exam and received the qualification of patent attorney.

Mr. Tsai attended and earned an IP master degree from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Right after the graduation, he had an opportunity to work for InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period, and then passed the U.S. Patent Registration Examination.

Currently, Mr. Tsai is working for Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law as a patent attorney.

Mr. Tsai is quite proud of the fact that more than one fifth of the top 100 corporations have been clients of Deep & Far, and that more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in the Hsinchu Science Industrial Park have entrusted their IPR work to this firm. It is Mr. Tsai’s firm belief that in the competition market, clients will only entrust their works to a firm that can provide competent and timely services at a competitive price.

About Deep & Far:

Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counseling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

Deep & Far prosecutes worldwide patent matters for local clients. For international or foreign clients, Deep & Far prosecutes patent matters mainly in Taiwan, significantly in China & Hong Kong, and with minor representation in Macau, Singapore, Korea & Japan.

The patent attorneys and patent engineers in Deep & Far normally hold outstanding and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top three universities in this country. Our prominent staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs in this country. As a proof, about one half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques, but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations has ever used services of this firm. Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu had ever played the most important role in booming the economy of this country. About one half of them has experiences in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm. Certainly, we must also represent international giants, e.g. InterDigital, MPS, Schott Glas, Toyo Ink, Motorola, Cypress, Armani…

It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting, edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave themselves.

By the perseverance that we only do what and only perform works which enable this firm to be deep and far, Deep and Far can then equate the reality with its name.

Deep & Far has been successful in courts. For example, by the 90年度判字第751 號decision rendered by Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), it is made clear that an invalidating party still potentially has legal interests on an expired patent. By the 98年度行專訴字第45號 decision rendered by the IP Court (IPC), it is made clear that the applicant can move the features disclosed in the descriptions to be included in the claim when the application is invalidated based on newly located prior art, which practices have been incorporated into the Examination Guidelines.
Other decisions Deep & Far won before the IPC and SAC include 100年度行專更(一)字第7號、100年度行專訴字第16號、99年度行專訴字第172號、99年度行專訴字第84號、98年度行專訴字第131號、98年度行專訴字第81號、98年度行專訴字第78號、103年度行商訴字第75號、103年度行商訴字第76號、103年度行商訴字第77號(IPC)、最高行政法院97判字第799 號判決(SAC).

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Jacqueline Moreau Aymard

Jacqueline Moreau Aymard, founding partner of MGA, has over 15 years’ experience in the Intellectual Property field. She has handled a wide portfolio of clients providing legal advice to domestic and international companies in the industries of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, mass consumption goods, banking and media.

She is a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), where she currently holds the position of National Delegate for Venezuela; she is also a member of the Education Committee where she serves as Secretary. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Venezuelan Association of Industrial Property Agents (COVAPI), where she serves as Vice President.

Moreau Gonzalez & Asociados:

MGA is a firm highly specialized in the practice of Intellectual Property, Economic, Regulatory, Administrative and Corporate Law, whose mission is to provide excellence-oriented services to its clients in a timely and efficient way.

At MGA we have a highly qualified team composed of specialists with extensive experience in the legal and economic fields. In addition, we make available to our clients an important and extensive international network of correspondents to facilitate their business in other markets, as well as investments by foreign investors in Venezuela. We serve organizations in major sectors of the economy such as food and beverage, oil and gas, financial services, chemical-pharmaceutical industry, media and entertainment.

Our vision is to become strategic partners of our clients in a comprehensive manner through the use of our firm and network of professional partners, supported by state-of-the-art technology, with a focus on the quality and timeliness of our services.

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Ivan Cherpillod

Ivan Cherpillod provides his clients with his established expertise in intellectual property. His knowledge in trademarks and patents as well as in copyrights makes him a preferred counsel on intellectual property matters, such as transfer of technologies. As a professor of law he has authored an impressive number of publications in the field of intellectual property. Ivan Cherpillod also represents his clients in court, for instance on contract or sports law issues.

Chambers Europe – Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, ed. 2010, mentions : “An established presence in Lausanne, Ivan Cherpillod of BMP Associés is “one of the big names in Swiss IP law.” He is best known for his work in copyright, where sources acknowledge him as “a true leader.” He also advises on patents and trade marks”.

Ivan Cherpillod is also included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers® list for Switzerland, in the field of Intellectual Property and Media. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than 3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers in the world.

Bourgeois Avocats:

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bourgeois Avocats advises and represents its clients, whether private or corporate, and defends their interests before ordinary and arbitral courts.

In the field of business law, the expertise of Bourgeois Avocats integrates all the relevant tax law aspects. The firm is represented by a crafted team of skills that can solve complex issues of tax and commercial law, real estate or intellectual property law. Bourgeois Avocats also relies on an impressive pool of experience when it comes to drafting and negotiating contracts.

Established in 1953, later under the name BMP Associés and now Bourgeois Avocats, the firm counts experienced and established specialists, including a faculty professor, among its members.

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Agustín González

Agustín González is a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 2000, having previously worked as the Head of the Legal Department of the Spanish Collecting Society (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores). He became a partner of Uría Menéndez in January 2004.

His practice focuses on intellectual property law. Agustín advises Spanish and international companies operating in the music, audiovisual and editorial industries, internet content providers and companies in the IT sector. He also has extensive experience in managing legal proceedings in these areas.

He is regarded as a leading lawyer by the main international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and PLC Which Lawyer?

Copyright Law Practice:

Uría Menéndez is one of the first firms in Spain to have developed a specialised Intellectual Property Practice Area for the media and information technology sector.

We advise publishers, audiovisual producers, museums, art galleries, cultural associations, radio and television entities, IT companies, telecommunications operators, and major players in the entertainment industry. Our advice covers the entire value chain of the production and use of protected contents, from the preparation, drafting and negotiation of contracts and legal opinions, through to representation in legal claims.

Our expert knowledge of the sector and of the many complex interests involved enables us to offer our clients the best strategic solutions to protect their interests.

We have extensive international experience and an in-depth knowledge of EU law and international treaties, which is key in today’s global digital market to efficiently protect and exploit intellectual property rights.

Uría Menéndez:

Uría Menéndez is one of the most prestigious independent law firms in the Iberian market. Founded in the 1940s, we have over 500 lawyers in 16 offices located in the most important financial centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Our international structure allows us to provide Spanish, Portuguese and EU legal advice to clients on their investments in the Iberian Peninsula and abroad. We work in close collaboration with renowned firms in Latin American and our network of “best friends” from France (Bredin Prat), Germany (Hengeler Mueller), Italy (Bonelli Erede Pappalardo), the Netherlands (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and the United Kingdom (Slaughter and May). Uría Menéndez is also a member of international associations such as Lex Mundi and the IBA (International Bar Association).

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António de Magalhães Cardoso

Academic background

Law Degree, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Professional experience (VdA)

Joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 1998. He is a partner responsible for the Intellectual Property area of practice, also working thoroughly in corporate law and corporate crime.

He has participated in important PPP projects in the areas of transportation, has been involved in several major industrial, commercial and M&A transactions and has provided regular legal support to several international industrial companies, notably research-based pharmaceutical companies, and their Portuguese Association. He has broad experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, both national and international, as well as in pharmaceutical patent litigation.

Other professional background

Before joining the firm he was a partner at the law firm Botelho Moniz, Magalhães Cardoso, Marques Mendes & Ruiz, Sociedade de Advogados.

Memberships

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Languages:

English, French, Spanish

IP Law Practice:

The IP group is mainly focused on patent, trademark and copyright litigation.

In particular, as advisers to the most high profile pharma companies in the market, VdA IP practice has been involved in many of the most complex patent litigation cases in Portugal.

The team has also developed a very significant expertise in the negotiation of IP rights, as well as in the licensing process.

Led by one of the foremost experts in the market, we have grown in the last few years to become a highly reputable area of practice acknowledged by clients and peers alike.

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Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander has specialised in intellectual property for more than 25 years and is consistently recognised for his leading copyright and privacy expertise.

He regularly advises major media, broadcasting, telecommunications, and entertainment industry clients on strategies to commercialise and protect their copyright, and has considerable experience in the enforcement and protection of IP rights.

Charles also acts for government and non-government schools on copyright licensing issues and in Copyright Tribunal proceedings, and has assisted many clients in the preparation of government submissions on copyright legislation.

In the marketing arena, Charles deals widely in advertising disputes and other trade practices and regulatory consumer protection issues, particularly misleading advertising and deceptive conduct allegations.

As a litigator, he provides advice, strategic guidance and representation for clients in both the Federal Court and the Copyright Tribunal.

His long-standing clients include Commercial Radio Australia, Copyright Advisory Group to the Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs, Fairfax Media, Foxtel and The Nielsen Company.

Charles is recognised as a leading intellectual property, trademark and copyright lawyer in key peer guides, and holds senior roles in several peak industry groups.

Copyright Practice:

Our copyright team advises, litigates, negotiates and assists on all aspects of copyright. We apply our broad technical knowledge, built over decades of complex advisory work and corporate copyright disputes, with a keen understanding of clients’ commercial objectives and business priorities. Our team works with clients in the education, research, technology, entertainment, fitness, media and telecommunications industries, often on matters that cross international borders.

We also frequently assist clients in the Copyright Tribunal in relation to their use of copyright material. We have a strong track record in negotiating with copyright collecting societies and have acted in proceedings in the High Court of Australia on copyright matters. The diversity of our practice enables us to embrace every challenge and apply commercial know-how to increase clients’ profits and reduce costs.

Minter Ellison – Sydney:

Our Sydney office is located at the heart of one of Australia’s key commercial centres. With a workforce of close to 500 people, including more than 260 legal professionals, we deliver comprehensive corporate advisory services and specialist support to leading Australian and international corporations.

With a strong base of experience and expertise, we have built a leading reputation in major industry sectors including financial services, technology, infrastructure and government, that are key to the state’s economic prosperity.

Our highly credentialed team of lawyers is supported by specialist teams in project management, know how and legal technology. As part of the firm’s integrated international office network, we provide seamless service to clients around the world.

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Sérgio Famá D´Antino

Senior Partner of D’Antino Lawyers. His legal career began in the 60s when it formed and founded the firm in 1966. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of São Paulo and a postgraduate degree in Copyright Law from the same University, Sergio D’Antino specializes in Civil Law, Rights copyright, personal rights, and legal issues related to advertising and internet. Member of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil with registration No. 12,714. Teacher in several prestigious postgraduate courses, such as Entertainment and Intangible Right ESA Law School – OAB / SP, Intellectual Property GVLaw – FGV and Entertainment University Extension Center – CEUD.

Sergio is one of the founders of the Association of Copyright and is currently vice president. In addition to the legal action, is a partner at D’Antino agents and also cultural producer. Member of the Commission Copyright of OAB / SP Coordinator of the Work Entertainment Law on the Internet , in partnership with Andrea Francez and José Carlos Costa Netto, with illustrations by cartoonist Paul Caruso, (Saraiva, 2014) and also co-author of the chapter related to the Rights of author of the web , the same work.

D´Antino Advogados:

The firm has over 50 years of experience. Today, consisting of concerned professionals in providing the best customer service, D’Antino Lawyers stands out for its extensive experience in legal practice. With wide range of areas and innovative approaches to problem solving, our office is perfectly fit to serve customers in a personalized manner in order to guide and structure appropriate solutions to their needs.

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Mladen Vukmir

After completing the law education at Zagreb University Law School, Mladen obtained Master of Intellectual Property degree at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, USA. He spent two years as a trainee and one year as an associate at Hanzekovic Radakovic Law Offices in Zagreb. He was a visiting lawyer at: Fenwick & West in Palo Alto, CA, USA; Monahan Duhot in Paris, France and Pavia e Ansaldo in Milan, Italy. In 1991 he founded VUKMIR & ASSOCIATES. In 1992 he acted as an expert adviser to the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Zagreb, at the time of its founding. Subsequently he was appointed a patent and trademark agent, admitted to practice before the CSIPO and European Patent Office. He has been appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for Patents and Topographies. He advised on preparations for the Manual on Technology Transfer at UNIDO. Mladen is a member AIPPI, IBA, ITechLaw, GALA, INTA, LES, UIA.

Mladen wrote numerous articles and lectured on various topics on intellectual property, including regular teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law graduate and postgraduate courses. He is an arbitrator on the Panel of domestic disputes at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, panelist on the UDRP Domain Name Panel at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, a distinguished neutral on the CPR Panels of Neutrals and at the INTA PON and is an IMI certified mediator.

Mladen also served as a consultant to various domestic and international organizations such as the Croatian Government (Ministry of Science and Technology), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the World Bank and the European Commission (CARDS 2002 and IPA 2009 programs) and GLG Council. He is the Royal Danish Consul General (Hon.) in Zagreb (decorated, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog).

Vukmir & Associates:

Our legal expertise rests on a foundation of core values, responsiveness to change, and thought leadership.

Our professional team of fifteen lawyers, including two counsels, seeks to provide diverse legal assistance, while offering comprehensive services. In support of our attorneys and IP filing department, a team of individuals attend to paralegal matters.

Our attorneys are affiliated with several international associations such as the International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), ITechLaw , Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), American Chamber of Commerce Croatia (AmCham), Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group (PTMG) and the Counterfeiting Bureau, the firm has developed a valuable network of colleagues globally.

Our passion for knowledge means we find new ways of doing old things better. Our enthusiasm for our work and interest in yours means you’ll enjoy a partnership with us.

We believe that lawyers need to be innovative and creative to serve clients who operate in an increasingly complex market. For 20 years we’ve staked our claim to cutting edge services by remaining flexible and responsive. Yet we cleave to high ethical standards and credibility as our ground. Our clients finds us easy to speak with, alert to changing needs, and happy about what we do.

Located in residential Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, we are an independent law partnership who specializes in intellectual property while offering traditional patent and trademark prosecution and business, corporate and banking legal services. As we explore the frontier of IP and IA concerns and their relation to business strategy, we’ve formed strategic IP consultancy modules for growth oriented firms. In response to demand for creative and beneficial alternatives to litigation, we’ve championed Advanced Dispute Resolution for our range of clients, which includes corporations, financial institutions and law firms worldwide and regionally.

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