Director | Attorney at Law | Patent Attorney

George J. H. HUANG
 
Education
MSc, Applied Biological Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
LLB Law Degree, National Taiwan University
BSc, Agriculture, National Taiwan University
Expertise
Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, applied chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, food and materials chemistry
Languages
English, Japanese (JLPT Level: N1), Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese (Taiwanese Hokkien)

George is the first lawyer to be qualified as a patent attorney in Taiwan. Having over 20 years' experiences in the intellectual property field, George is skilled in handling trademark and patent prosecution matters; advising clients on infringement, patentability and trademark availability issues; conducting administrative, civil and criminal litigations; prosecuting appeals, cancellations, invalidation and oppositions; and conducting patent and trademark searches.

George is fluent in English and Japanese and he demonstrates his strengths by assisting notable overseas clients and Japanese corporate clients from diverse industries to obtain IP protections in Taiwan and other countries. He regularly represents clients before the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court and Supreme Administrative Court.

George actively participates in professional associations and he currently sits as a member of the Enforcement Committee of International Trademark Association (INTA) and Trademarks Committee of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). He has also been guest speaker at several intellectual property conferences in Taiwan and abroad, and lecturer in intellectual property courses at universities.

Outside work, George has a keen interest in trekking and swimming.

Professional Activities

2022-
Anticounterfeiting Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA)
2021-
The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021 “Patent Prosecution” Category, IAM Patent 1000
2021-
“Prosecution and Strategy” Category, World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000)
2018-2021
Enforcement Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA)
2012-
Councillor & Supervisor, Asian Patent Attorneys Association Taiwan Group; Trademarks Committee, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
2010 - 2015
Vice-Chairperson, International Affairs Committee, Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association
2009 - 2015
Councillor & Supervisor, Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association (TWPAA)
2009-
Lecturer at National Kaohsiung Marine University, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology and Tamkang University
2009 - 2015
Patent Attorneys Disciplinary Committee, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of China
2007 - 2009
Biotechnology Law Committee, Taipei Bar Association (TBA)

Memberships

Taipei Bar Association (TBA), Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association, Asian Patent Attorneys Association, International Trademark Association, International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

 

Publications and Seminars

Books

台湾専利実務ガイド (Taiwan Patent Practice Guide) (Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, 2020)

 

Articles

“Non-obviousness and Infringement Judgment on Inventions with Parametric Claims: Analysis of Taiwan Intellectual Property Court Recent Decisions”, Journal of Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) 知財管理誌 (2018), 68(12) NO.816.


"How to Respond to Significant Changes to the Taiwan Patent Act", FICPI IP NEWS (May 2020).


"Patent Eligibility of AI Technology Inventions in Taiwan and Analysis of Filing Strategies ", AIPLA Innovate Magazine (July 2020).


"Analysis of Practical Determination on Whether Parody Constitutes Infringement in the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court", FICPI BLOG (December 2020).

 

"Trends, Developments, and Filing Strategies of AI Medical Patents in Taiwan", AIPLA Innovate Magazine (March 2021).

 

"Significant Changes in Taiwan Patent Act and Strategies for Patent Applications in Taiwan", Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte (Heft 5/2021) (May 2021).

 

"Altering a Registered Trademark—Taiwan Court Clarifies Grounds for Revocation", INTA Bulletin Feature Article (Vol. 76 Issue 19, May 2021).

 

Seminars

Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Seminar "Brand Protection Strategies from Recent Intellectual Property Decisions and Issues" (December 2020).

 

“George Huang and Kai Furihata on Taiwan Intellectual Property Trends”, of Invention Magazine July 2021 issue published by the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIII)(July 2021).

 

Japan Patent Attorney | Head of Patent Department

Kai FURIHATA
 
Education
Meiji University, BBA
Expertise
Electronic Circuit, Electronics, Automation, Semiconductor Device, Software
Languages
Japanese (Native), Chinese (Mandarin), English

Kai is a Japan Patent Attorney and his patent expertise focuses on various fields in electronics. Kai is very experienced in patent, trademark, design prosecution and enforcement in Taiwan, China and Japan. Kai also has substantial experience in the international practice of patent and trademark law, and manages extensive IP portfolios for renowned clients from around the world.

Kai is a native Japanese speaker who speaks perfect Mandarin, and he spends his leisure time traveling and playing football.

Memberships

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

 

Publications and Seminars

Books

台湾専利実務ガイド (Taiwan Patent Practice Guide) (Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, 2020)

 

Articles

“Non-obviousness and Infringement Judgment on Inventions with Parametric Claims: Analysis of Taiwan Intellectual Property Court Recent Decisions”, Journal of Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) 知財管理誌 (2018), 68(12) NO.816.


“Statistical Analysis of Reasons for Patent Invalidation in Recent Taiwan Invalidation Trials and Case Study for Violating Disclosure Requirements”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association Magazine, JPAA パテント December 2020 issue (VOL. 73).

 

Seminars

Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Seminar "Brand Protection Strategies from Recent Intellectual Property Decisions and Issues"(December 2020).

 

“George Huang and Kai Furihata on Taiwan Intellectual Property Trends”, of Invention Magazine July 2021 issue published by the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIII)(July 2021).

OUR TEAM
Our professionals are all experienced in handling all aspects of intellectual property protection, including trademark, design, copyright and patent cases in all technologies.


 

Patent Team

Wisdom Patent Team is dedicated to protecting your innovation. We assist clients in a full spectrum of issues: patent drafting and prosecution, disputes, invalidation and litigation, patent portfolio management and enforcement.

Graduated from the top graduate schools, our Patent Attorneys and Patent Engineers have high level of knowledge and experience of a broad range of technical areas, including biotechnology, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, electronics, optoelectronics, precision machinery, mechanics and design.

Communication is the key to effective patent protection. All our Patent Team members have in-depth proficiency in English, Japanese and Chinese and have obtained the highest level of English and Japanese language qualifications. Wisdom understands our clients’ businesses and advises clients in a long-term strategic way.

 

Trademark Team

Wisdom Trademark Team is well-equipped with the knowledge and experience of trademark laws and practices. Our strong team includes skilled attorneys, trademark professionals that have trademark qualifications from the Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy and Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, and paralegals. Combined with our excellent communication skills in English, Japanese and Chinese, we advise clients in trademark prosecution, anti-counterfeiting, infringement matters, oppositions, invalidations and revocation, licensing and dispute resolution.

We can provide an insightful as well as commercial approach on how to protect and manage your brands.


 

Litigation and Disputes Resolution Team

Led by experienced intellectual property attorneys, Wisdom not only handles intellectual property related litigations and disputes in Taiwan and other jurisdictions, but also patent and trademark third party observations, infringement, invalidation, patent invalidation opinion, trademark opposition and revocation, appeals, copyright protection and Taiwan Fair Trade Act issues.




 

Patent and Trademark Portfolio Monitoring Team

Wisdom believes time is of utmost importance in protecting intellectual property. We have a Portfolio Monitoring Team specialized in managing patent and trademark portfolios and their relevant due dates in any countries.

Wisdom is closely monitoring your trademark and third party applications, and we would notify you timely on the various due dates, ensuring that your intellectual property rights receives the best protection.
 

 

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