– Since November 1 this year, we will shorten the period of patent expedited judicial proceedings and expand the scope of patent applications –
The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) said that the refereeing process has been redesigned so that the trial results can be used as a practical solution to the patent dispute in a timely manner.
According to the newly designed Rapid Judgment Process, the issue of the case will be sorted out early through oral psychology as soon as possible after one written workshop, and the trial can be received within three months as soon as possible. In addition, the application for extension of document submission is limited to one, so that even if the parties delay the submission of documents, the judge will be able to conclude the judgment within four months.
This means that the patent dispute will be effectively canceled within a period much faster than major countries, as it takes up to two months to expedite the expedited refereeing process, which took five months from the date of the trial.
In addition to shortening the period of referee processing, the scope of the Rapid Judgment will also be enlarged. First, all judgments related to cases contested by infringement disputes in courts and prosecutors are integrated into Rapid Judgment, So that it can be utilized.
In addition, it is expected that the damage caused by SMEs will be reduced due to prolonged disputes by adding the referee who is a party to SMEs in the early stage of start-up, one-person creative enterprise,
Shin Ji-kyun, the chief of the Patent Referee, said, “As soon as we deal with cases that are pending in infringement disputes and cases of start-up small and medium-sized enterprises such as urgent dispute resolution, It is expected to strengthen its competitiveness. ” “In the future, we will continue to identify and implement the necessary institutional improvements in order to resolve patent disputes quickly and accurately.”