HKBU hosts online intellectual property forum
20 May 2021
The Knowledge Transfer Office and the University Library, together with the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of the HKSAR, jointly organised the Intellectual Property Forum 2021 on 19 and 20 April.
The online forum, which had the theme “Empowering your IP knowledge and know your rights!”, attracted the participation of over 200 faculty members, students, librarians, and administrative and research staff from local higher education institutions, as well as startup entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Nine speakers were invited to share their expertise at the forum on various crucial issues related to copyright and patent protection. The speakers included Miss Maggie Wong, Senior Solicitor of the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of the HKSAR; Mr Terence Tseung, Senior Inspector of the Customs and Excise Department of the Government of the HKSAR; Professor Alice Lee, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong; and US patent attorney Mr Robert Jackson, Principal of Spruson & Ferguson (Hong Kong) Limited. Apart from the expert talks, participants also had a chance to exchange views online with the speakers on specific intellectual property areas.