“He regards it as a duty which he owed, not just to my people, but also to my profession, to the practice of law, and to the justice for all mankind, to cry out against this discrimination which is essentially unjust and opposed to the whole basis of the attitude towards justice which is part of the tradition of legal training in this country. he believed that in taking up a stand against this injustice he is upholding the dignity of what should be an honourable profession.”
The great example of the quote is none other than C. F. Tsai – Founder, Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law.
Explain the Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law journey to date and how you tackled any initial struggles?
Although it can be difficult to define a certain type of achievement or success, service quality should be the most important aspect in achieving one. To achieve or succeed in a short period of time may differ from reaping in the long run or over a long period of time. Many things must come together to prosper or survive across decades or centuries because there must be challenges and problems everywhere and at any time during the existence of life or business. Deep & Far have won services from more than one-fifth of the top 100 domestic incorporations in addition to a quarter of Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu. From the international sector, we won services from Armani, Baidu, Beckhoff, BYD, CICC, Chep, Cypress, Dr Reddy, Gleason, Grenzebach, Haribo, H & M, Infineon, Intercept, InterDigital, Lenovo, Lupin, Motorola, MPS, NovaLED, Oppo, Piramal, Schott Glas, SeeReal, Sun Pharma, Teva, Torrent, Toyo Ink,… However, a colourful history does not automatically guarantee a colourful future, because a changing environment constantly brings new or different demanding circumstances that must be addressed creatively. The most significant key to how we overcame early difficulties is to insist on the highest quality and continuous improvement of service quality so that neither the client nor the competition can find a criticisable flaw in the job we give.
Tell me about a complex legal issue you worked on. Describe the complexity and tell me how you approached it.
The legality of Taiwan Utility Model No. 4986, filed and patented in 1971, was the most difficult legal matter we worked on because it involved historical damages records and challenges until December 17, 2010. As a result, more than 50 civil, criminal, and administrative court actions were filed, with more than 200 judges siding with the patentee. In 1996, this business defended the accused infringer in a challenge to the patent’s validity. We won two times at the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) for the same issues, proving that the Patent Office and the lower court were mistaken. Unfortunately, The patentee enabled the amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure in 2003, which said that even if we won the same administrative cases, the civil damages case could not be overturned and that we eventually lost the same cases before SAC in 2010. The only weapons we had were a sense of justice, the truth, and our ability to demonstrate that the patent in question should be invalidated. Our efforts drew a lot of attention, compassion, and praise at the time.
Tell us about Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law Its vision and mission.
Deep & Far place high importance on the quality of any work, just as they do in life. We’re not sure we’ll be able to survive indefinitely if we don’t have the greatest quality. We never cut corners when it comes to quality. Every work involving the scope of a patent application’s protection must be subjected to two levels of senior assessment. It so demonstrates that we maintain quality at all costs since we feel that our clients will eventually appreciate our efforts and contributions and, as a result, will continue to use our services. After all, they can’t discover any other providers of high-quality service.
Why choose Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law?
The majority of our services are dedicated to intellectual property, particularly patents. We are proud and confident in our ability to give the highest quality services. Because the claim is at the heart of patent protection, and everyone likes to brag about how great it/he is, we like to accept challenges to demonstrate our exceptional competence by receiving from the client (if this is not anoffence to anyone),
1) a pending or granted patent specification for our comments on how we can improve the claims,
2) a pending patent specification without the claims,
3) with the firm the client is currently using at the same time an initial disclosure so that the client can compare and find out which firm can provide the better claims.
What would you do if you were asked to work on a case, contract or business scenario that gave you ethical qualms?
We can only decline such service opportunities.
How do you manage the promotion of your firm through social media outreach and email campaigns?
We do not think them useful in the current environment of severe competition.
What can be expected from Deep & Far Attorneys-at-law in the upcoming years?
The philosophies presented above are very unique while the competition nowadays is getting heavier and heavier. Only time will tell or prove whether we are unique enough and can survive or prosper over extreme competition or severe environment.
Please tell us if there is a useful solution to the current COVID19 scenario as it impacted a lot?
We are not sure whether we need to answer this issue because it appears related to “farmer.” If we understand the question correctly, COVID 19 is something similar to a kind of struggle or challenge we met in the past.
Describe yourself in three words.
Perseverance, toughness, courage
C. F. Tsai is the first patent practitioner in this country who both has technological and law backgrounds and is qualified as a local attorney-at-law, and appears to be the sole one who both passed bars in technology and law. After earning his marine engineering bachelor from National Chiao Tong University and extensively getting involved in patent works, he managed to finish his law degree from National Taiwan University and then his master degree in comparative laws from Soo Chow University. He does not like me-too activities and likes to perform excellent or value-added works.
Founding Members : C. F. Tsai
Office Locations : Taipei
Company Strength : Self-confident to be the best IP firm
Website : www.deepnfar.com.tw
Year of Founding : 1992