26 Jul 2023 11:00am - 12:15pm

ORKTS Webinar Series | Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs

Event Date: 26 Jul 2023 11:00am - 12:15pm

Type: Seminar 

Organizer: Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services

Coordinator: IP and Technology Licensing Team

Date: July 26, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Mode: Zoom
Medium: English
Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13670256 (Zoom link will be sent upon confirmation)

Ms. Tracy Pang
Assistant Director for IP and Licensing

Dr. Albert Wai-Kit CHAN, PH.D., J.D.
Partner of the Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC

Dr. Albert Wai‐Kit Chan is the Founding Partner of the Law Offices of Albert Wai‐Kit Chan (aka Kinect Law), PLLC, practicing in all areas of intellectual property law (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, business transactions, litigation, licensing, technology transfer, evaluation, and trade secrets) and specializing in biotechnology. He works extensively with clients ranging from individual inventors to well‐established prestigious research institutes in the U.S., China, and abroad. Dr. Chan has helped different entities raise different rounds of capitals, starting from seedings to IPOs.

Dr. Roy Yee-Loi CHAN
Executive and Scientific Adviser, Albert Wai-Kit Chan Intellectual Property Limited

Roy Chan, Ph.D., LL.M. has over 7 years of biomedical engineering research experience in fields spanning from implant development, drug development, medical adhesive improvement and metastatic cancer cell identification. He obtained his B.Eng, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hong Kong and his LL.M. from the Renmin University of China. He holds both the Patent Attorney Qualification Certificate and Legal Professional Certificate, PRC. He has extensive experience in devising IP strategy for startups and prosecuting patent applications extending across a wide range of technologies including medical devices, pharmaceutical and life science.


Topic: Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs

The number of tech startups is increasing in Hong Kong over the past several years, as young people are embracing technology and entrepreneurship with unprecedented enthusiasm. Besides proving concepts and building values, startups have a crucial task that they can never neglect in their growth stage, which is the protection of their most important and valuable intangible assets, i.e., their intellectual property (IP).

It turns out that protection of IP can pose a serious challenge for startups, which may often be due to startup teams’ lack of knowledge in IP laws and protection strategies. Many startups do not realize that duly protected IP shall play an important part in their business success, and inadequate protection often leads to loss of market shares and profits, disputes among collaborators, and, in some occasions, prolonged proceedings of litigation.

In this seminar, Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan and Dr. Roy Chan will share their expertise and experience on protection of IP. Particularly, the audience will be introduced to concepts relating to IP, relevant IP laws, and the importance of IP protection. Strategies to avoid pitfalls when developing an IP portfolio will also be discussed.