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Deputy PM urges intellectual property reforms

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has asked the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) for radical reforms to better promote scientific and technological innovations in Việt Nam.— Photo nhandan.com.vn   Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has asked the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) for radical reforms to better promote scientific and technological […]

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Japanese interested in farmer’s incinerator invention

The input materials for the electricity generator are not coal or petrol, but garbage, from domestic rubbish to industrial and medical waste.

The inventor of the “power plant” is a farmer, Bui Xuan Kien, who said it took him six years and about VND100 million, a fortune of his, to invent the incinerator and electricity generator.

According to Kien, with the electricity generator, he can generate 1.5 kwh of electricity from one kilo of garbage and 4-5 kwh from one kilo of timber.

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What are limitations on patent rights in Vietnam?

Article 7, the IP Law of Vietnam stipulates that (i) patent right holders shall only be permitted to exercise their rights within the scope and term of protection provided for in this Law; (ii) the exercise of patent rights must not infringe the interests of the State, the public interest or the legitimate rights and […]

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Vietnam has five patents registered in the US

altFrom 2006 to 2010, Vietnam has five patents registered in the US, averaging one per year. The country did not have a single patent registered in the US last year.

Vietnam did not have any patent registered in the US in 2011.

A very significant and objective indicator for assessing scientific-technological achievements of a country is the number of patents.

The number of patents not only reflects the actual effectiveness of theoretical research but also the potential on application research. In fact, countries that have high numbers of patents are the ones that export hi-tech products and earn high profit.

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Patent License in Vietnam

altA patent licensing means the permission by the patentee for another organization or individual to use the invention covered by his/her patent. As prescribed by the IP Law of Vietnam, the patent licensing must be established in the form of a written agreement called the patent license agreement. The party who grants the license is called the licensor, and the party to whom the license is granted is called the licensee.

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Patent infringement in vietnam

altAn examined act shall be regarded as an act of patent infringement when all the following bases exist:

  1. The examined subject matter is protected under a patent.
  2. The examined subject matter contains an infringing element.
  3. The person that takes the examined act is neither the patent right holder nor any person permitted by law or a competent agency.
  4. The examined act takes place in Vietnam.
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