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IP Training Programme - Fundamental Programme 100 Series


Patent Basics

16 and 19 Aug 2022 (Online Class) [REGISTRATION IS CLOSED]

This course aims at enabling participants to grasp the basic concepts of patents, including the patent protection system, the method and process of patent registration and the application of patent information in research and business.

IP101 - IP Basic

Course Contents

Lecture I

Date: 16 Aug 2022

Time: 14:00-15:30

Topic: Patent Protection in Hong Kong

  • What is patent
  • Patents versus trade secrets
  • How patents protect inventions
  • What inventions are patentable
  • Types of patents in Hong Kong
  • Enforcement against infringement

Speaker: Mr. Ian Liu

Time: 15:45-17:15

Topic: How to apply for a standard patent in Hong Kong

  • Patents by original grant versus patents by re-registration
  • Timeframes and fees for obtaining a standard patent
  • Importance of patent specification
  • Engaging a patent agent: costs and benefits

Speaker: Ms Bertha Ho

Lecture II

Date: 19 Aug 2022

Time: 14:00-15:00

Topic: Responding to office actions

  • The patent examination process
  • Timeframes for responding to office actions
  • Points to note in giving responses

Speaker: Ms Winnie Ng

Time: 15:15-17:15

Topic: Use of patent information in your research or business

  • The basics of patent search
  • Sources of patent information
  • Using patent information in a R&D project
  • Using patent information to enhance your product development
  • Using patent information to identify potential markets
  • Obtaining licence for use of patents

Speaker: Mr. Victor Tse


Mr. Ian Liu

Ian Liu is Partner of Deacons’ Intellectual Property Department.  He has been advising on cross-border IP litigation and enforcement, and commercial matters with a focus on China and new technology, for over a decade.  Ian’s wide ranging practice covers complex patent litigation and enforcement, trade mark anti-counterfeiting, software and copyright protection, commercial IP and technology transfer, cybersecurity risk and data protection, hi-tech M&A work including IP due diligence, technology licensing negotiation and acquisition.  Ian also advises on cutting edge IT issues including IT security, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI and NFTs.


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Ms. Bertha Ho

Bertha Ho is a special counsel in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. She has a lot of experience with commercial and legal due diligence projects involving all aspects of intellectual property. Her practice includes trade mark portfolio management, registration and enforcement of patents, commercialization (including securitization, assignment, licensing, etc.) of intellectual property rights and advising on data privacy and regulatory matters.

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Ms. Winnie Ng

Ms Winnie Ng joined the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government in 1996 and has participated in different areas of work such as examination of trademark and short-term patent applications, providing support in hearings and post-registration matters, development of IT project and preparatory work for the launch of the new patent system on 19 December 2019.  Ms Ng is currently holding the post of Acting Chief Intellectual Property Examiner (Patents & Designs) and is mainly responsible for overseeing examination of patent and design applications as well as the operations of the Patents and Designs Registries.

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Mr. Victor Tse

Victor Tse is an intellectual property counsel of Bird & Bird. He specialises in intellectual property matters in Mainland China and Hong Kong, and advise on a wide range of legal issues involving technology, including: advising on IP protection strategies; advising on ways to minimise IP risk when using, developing or commercialising technology; advising on commercial agreements and IP licences; and handling related disputes. He has also drafted, analysed and prosecuted numerous patent applications around the world. His litigation and advisory experience has touched on a variety of IP issues involving telecommunications, software/electronics, fintech, gaming, medical devices, advanced materials, complex machinery and fast moving consumer products.

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Course Information

Target Audience

IP owners and executives of local startups/ small and medium enterprises/ large enterprises engaged in the innovation and technology sector

Course Structure

Course consists of 2 lectures, 3 hours per lecture, total 6 hours

Course Format

Webinar via Zoom


Cantonese, supplemented with English terms


Participants will receive a certificate awarded by the organiser upon completion of the entire course (2 lectures).


Free for members of "IP Manager Scheme"; $100 for non-members



Priority in registration for the course will be given to enterprises that have joined “IP Manager Scheme PLUS”.

The organiser reserves the final rights to change the course details and arrangements.

This training course is registered as a CPD course of the Hong Kong Mediation Centre (3 points per lecture; 6 points in total).

This training course is registered as a CPD course of the Law Society of Hong Kong (3 points per lecture; 6 points in total).


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