Seminar on Intellectual Properties Protection: Why and How?
Organizer:Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies
Date: 25 July 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue: SEK104, Lingnan University

Co-organizers: Get Started HK Limited and Smart City Consortium

Theme of Seminar:

A lot of people believe only innovations in science and technologies can be protected legally. Actually many innovative business ideas which are not in science and technologies can also be protected by copyrights, trademarks and patents. Some new business ideas can be very simple and straightforward, but they will create a lot of profits. This seminar will present the differences between these legal protections and cover related benefits, costs, strategies in getting them.

Target Audiences: Anyone who is interested in protecting his/her innovative business ideas.


Mr. Sam Yip 

Sam Yip graduated from the University of Toronto with Bachelor and Master of Applied Science degrees in Electrical Engineering. He achieved his Juris Doctorate degree, focusing on intellectual property law, at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Sam has more than twenty years of experience as an engineer and a patent practitioner. Before joining Idea Intellectual Limited, Sam was the lead US Attorney in Ella Cheong (Hong Kong). Sam has worked closely with many Hong Kong research institutes, universities, other international technology companies and individual inventors.

Margaret Burke

Margaret Burke graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering in 1986, She completed her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Intellectual Property degrees at George Mason University in 1992 and 2003 respectively. She also completed her bachelor’s degree in electrical communications technology in 2014 from the Open University of Hong Kong.

She also has extensive experience working as a Patent Attorney and as Intellectual Property Counsel for many international organizations in different countries. Before establishing Idea Intellectual Limited, Margaret was the lead US Attorney in Ella Cheong (Hong Kong) and also worked as a solo practitioner. Margaret has worked closely with many Hong Kong research institutes and universities.

Language: English

This seminar is free of Charge, but registration is required. 

Seats are limited (First Come, First Served)

Registration already ended on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM