Director | Attorney at Law | Patent Attorney

George J. H. HUANG
 
Education
MSc, Biotechnology & Biochemistry, The University of Tokyo
LLB, National Taiwan University
BSc, Plant Pathology, 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 J. H. Huang is the founder of Wisdom International Patent & Law Office. George is the first Attorney at Law with a solid technical background who qualified as a Patent Attorney in Taiwan. Having over 27 years of experience in the intellectual property field, George is skilled at handling patent, trademark and design matters, from drafting and prosecution to cancellation, opposition and other contentious work. George has also been individually ranked and recognized as “Recommended Individual” in the IAM Patent 1000, the WTR 1000 and the ASIA IP rankings.

With the extensive technical knowledge and legal background, he has substantial experience in patent disputes and infringement proceedings. George is fluent in English and Japanese and he demonstrates his strengths by assisting notable overseas and Japanese corporate clients from diverse industries to obtain worldwide IP protections and enforce their rights. His clientele includes leading companies in semiconductor, chemical mechanical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, luxury goods, financial services and software industries.

Prior to founding Wisdom, George worked for two law firms in Taipei for 15 years, where he counseled corporate clients in intellectual property rights protection. Before beginning his career as an IP attorney, George worked for the multinational pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., Ltd, where he gained hands-on experience in clinical research and regulatory affairs.

George actively participates in professional associations and is a member of Anticounterfeiting Committee of International Trademark Association (INTA) and is a Councillor & Supervisor for the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) Taiwan Group. He is a lecturer in law courses at universities, and frequently invited as a guest speaker at intellectual property conferences in Taiwan and abroad.

He is the author of the two Japanese books: “Taiwan Trademark Practice Guide” (February 2022) and “Taiwan Patent Practice Guide” (April 2020), which are highly praised by in-house counsels and critics.

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

Professional Activities

2022
"Individual: Prosecution", IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
2022
"Individual: Prosecution and Strategy", World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000)
2022 -
Anticounterfeiting Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA)
2021
"IP Expert", ASIA IP
2021
"Individual: Prosecution", IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
2021
"Individual: Prosecution and Strategy", 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 (TPAA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

 

Publications and Seminars

Books

台湾商標実務ガイド (Taiwan Trademark Practice Guide) (Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, 2022)

 

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

 

Articles

"Strategies in Response to Patent Eligibility Requirements for Computer Software Patents in the United States, Taiwan, Japan, China and Europe”, AIPLA Innovate Magazine (June 2022).

 

"Beware of infringement when using others' trade marks in hashtags (#) online", FICPI BLOG (June 2022).

 

"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).

 

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

 

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

 

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


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


“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.

 

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)

 

台湾商標実務ガイド (Taiwan Trademark Practice Guide) (Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, 2022)

 

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).

 

 

Patent Attorney

Sandy Huang
 
Education
MSc, Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University
BSc, Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Expertise
Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Semiconductor Process, Software
Languages
English, Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese (Taiwanese Hokkien)
Sandy Huang graduated from National Taiwan University with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She is a registered patent attorney and her practice focuses on patent drafting, prosecution, disputes and invalidation in various countries, particularly in the areas of chemical engineering, mechanics and semiconductors. Sandy Huang also has extensive experience in patent search, freedom-to-operate analysis and patent portfolio managements.

 

Sandy Huang participates in international professional associations, attends various intellectual property conferences, and in her spare time, she likes to cook, bake and work out in gyms.

Articles

Articles

“Inventive Step of Selection Invention – Taiwan IP Court Rejected ROHM AND HAAS’s Patent Application” (Wisdom News Vol. 72)

 

“Determining Obviousness in Semiconductor-Related Patents: Phoenix Silicon International Corporation v. Integrated Service Technology” (Wisdom News Vol. 62)

 

“Strategies in response to the new Patent Examination Guidelines in Taiwan” (Wisdom News Vol. 61)

 

“Taiwan Court Reiterates its Determination on Patent Invalidation on the Ground of Usurpation: Largan Precision v. Ability Opto-Electronics” (Wisdom News Vol. 40)

 

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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