Although the Patent Attorney Act was submitted to the Legislative Yuan for deliberation in 1988, no further progress was made for almost 20 years. Due to relentless efforts and discussions undertaken by senior members of the APAA, as well as coordination by then Director General of the TIPO, Mr. Cai Liansheng, the Patent Attorney Act was finally promulgated on July 11th, 2007 and went into effect on January 11th, 2008. The first Taiwan Patent Attorney Bar Examination was held in August 2008, with the first group of patent attorneys becoming registered in May 2009 after passing the bar examination and receiving training. About 70 Patent Agents who were exempt from the bar examination obtained patent attorney qualification after receiving professional training. A promotional meeting of patent attorneys was held on July 29th, 2009 by the TIPO in accordance with the Patent Attorney Act, and a formal application for establishing the association was filed with the Ministry of the Interior on August 14th of the same year. The much-anticipated “Taiwan Patent Attorney Association” (TWPAA) was finally established on December 11th, 2009.