In coordination of the Executive Yuan’s policy to promote Taiwan's inclusion in the TPP, TIPO began the task to amendment the Patent Act, Trademark Act and Copyright Act according to the resolution of the “TPP/RECP Task Force” of the Executive Yuan, and has submitted the proposed  amendments to the Executive Yuan.  These proposed amendments have to be passed by the Legislative Yuan before they come into effect.  The focuses of amendments to the Patent Act are as following:  extending the grace period for patent application; corresponding revision of the prior use right; introducing the patent term adjustment due to examination delay by the authority; coordinating basis of litigation with patent linkage system ; and providing for the transitional provisions. (Charles Ma of Patent Department)