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Startup’s Guide: IP Strategy for Sustained Business Competitiveness

Training / Workshop

  • Date

    05 Sep 2023

  • Organiser

    Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office

  • Time

    18:30 - 20:00

  • Venue

    N003, G/F, Block N, PolyU Map  


Great innovation is only the beginning towards a successful business. To forge a path of sustained advantage and stay ahead of the competition, it's crucial to develop a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) strategy that promotes and supports a continuous stream of cutting-edge innovations in an ever-evolving market.  However, navigating the complex world of IP can be overwhelming, especially for entrepreneurs.


To address this challenge, this workshop is designed specifically for tech startups. it aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of IP and empower participants with effective strategies to ensure long-term business competitiveness.


Content to be covered

  • Introduction to intellectual property (IP) and its importance for tech startups
  • Key Steps to conduct a Prior Art Search
  • Using the mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive (MECE) principle to develop IP filling strategy
  • Strategies for leveraging IP to drive innovation and growth in tech startups
  • Best Practices to protect disclosed patents after public disclosure
  • Case studies of successful IP management and commercialization



Mr Kelvin Wong, Director, Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office, PolyU

Kelvin is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in consumer products and IP management. He has expertise in creating, protecting, and monetizing IP assets. In his current role at PolyU, he focuses on technology transfer and entrepreneurship, advancing knowledge transfer in important technologies

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