Intellectual Property Compliance
Taiwan, a WTO member, ranks highly in the number of patent applications submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office. ScinoPharm, through its Singapore subsidiary, has filed numerous Patent Cooperation Treaty applications, most of which have been granted. Our emphasis on intellectual property protection has enabled us to establish successful relationships with many major pharmaceutical companies.
ScinoPharm Taiwan strictly adheres to the international intellectual property standards to protect its own and its customers’ intellectual property rights. All our facilities are equipped with physical security systems that include card key and monitoring system, bound and numbered research log, 24-hour on-site security, and security camera system and motion detectors located throughout the plant periphery. In addition to hardware facilities, we provide IP-related training sessions to our employees in an effort to ensure that IP management policies are accurately implemented.
Our success lies in the result of our ability to capitalize on our advantages, obtain and enforce patents, protect the confidential information, obtain licenses to technologies with our collaborators when necessary, and conduct our business without infringing the proprietary rights of others. We have a policy of seeking patent protection for any patentable proprietary technology. In short, ScinoPharm seeks patent protection for the products and processes we develop in the course of our R&D when we believe such protection is in our best interest.
We provide CRO service to our customers. In most cases, the ownership of proprietary technology developed by us in the course of work performed under the contract is vested in the customers and we retain little or no ownership.