Washington, DC . The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) hosted a delegation of high-ranking judges from the South East Asian nation of Taiwan today to discuss the judicial process in the United States and how lessons learned from the American experience can be translated to the Taiwanese judicial system. One of the primary objectives of the visit was to discuss the adjudication and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Presiding Justice Hsiung-Ming Wu and justices Kuang-Hsia Hui Chang, Chien-Nan Chu, and Yu-Shan Cheng, all of the Supreme Court, met with IIPI during their week of consultations and meetings. “It was a very interesting discussion that helped us, and we look forward to continuing discussions with IIPI in the future,” said Chien-Nan Chu. The four-person delegation was visiting the U.S. as part of a two-week program coordinated by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Program. The Taiwan Supreme Court is the highest court of civil and criminal cases, and each of the justices is appointed to a lifetime term.

Discussions with IIPI focused on the structure of the U.S. court system, the creation, role and administration of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the important role of the judiciary in the enabling environment for economic growth.

The meeting was related to IIPI’s past work and on-going effort to help improve the capacity of judiciaries around the world to more effectively, efficiently and transparently resolve IP cases.