The Draft Amendment of the Administrative Litigation Act: An Additional Clause on Participation of Experts

Taiwan September 30 2017 – Since the Intellectual Property Court (“IP Court”) has its own Technical Examination Officers (“TEO”), it is the public’s observation that this court has been conservative with the parties’ petition to summon expert witnesses to court. Although, Tsai Hui-Ru, the Division-Chief Judge of the IP Court, explained a new civil procedure trial system for patent infringements of the IP in a seminar held on December 27th, 2014, and stated that the new system will respect parties’ petition to summon expert witnesses to court and that expert witness opinions will be taken into consideration to avoid excessive dependence on TEO opinions that may result in biased judgments, there have been a limited number of cases that summoned expert witnesses to court and considered their opinions ever since the implementation of said new system.

Source: The Draft Amendment of the Administrative Litigation Act: An Additional Clause on Participation of Experts – Lexology