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Networking Forum - Business Intellectual Property in a Knowledge-based Economy

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Date: 13 Nov 2015 (Fri)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Prof. Albert (Kit) Chan

Trademarks, Patents, Copyright and Trade Secrets are common forms of IP we encounter in the modern business world. A glimpse at the value of the top trademarks such as Coca Cola or Apple reveals that IP could be worth billions of dollars. The landmark court case between Apple and Samsung involving more than a billion dollars in damages demonstrated that patent is an effective tool for IP protection of technology.

Effective use and management of IP is therefore an essential tool to thrive in a knowledge-based economy. However, other than its business aspects, IP also has a legal aspect which is closely related to the local legal system in each country. Mastering the IP skillsets therefore involves a global perspective on business and law. In this mini-lecture, Professor Chan will highlight how companies can capitalise on their business IP in HK, China and US to maximise their profits.


Prof. Albert (Kit) Chan

  • Professor of Practice, PolyU
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, PolyU
  • Founder, United States-China Intellectual Property Institute

Prof. Albert Chan handles all areas of IP law (including technology transfers, patents, trademarks, copyrights, business transactions, and trade secrets). He is well-versed in all aspects of prosecution and litigation, and he is also experienced in licensing technology transfer and the evaluation of IP portfolios. He has helped scores of scientists and inventors obtain IP protection they need to be competitive in their fields.