Innovation and Intellectual Property Week (formerly known as the International Intellectual Property Week) brings together IP-related organisations in Asia Pacific regions joined forces in promoting the regional IP business hub in Asia. A series of conferences, exhibitions and workshops will be held during the weeks (November – December 2017) to facilitate IP trading as well as examining trends and development. Last year, the Week had 13 events and attracted more than 26,000 participants from around the world.


How the Patent System Works
• 20 November 16:00 - 17:30
• HKUST Business School Central, Rm 1501- 02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central
Organiser :
Office of Knowledge Transfer & Technology Transfer Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


To many (maybe most) scientists and engineers the patent system can be a daunting thing. Unlike the laws of nature it is a man-made, man-operated thing. It is complex both substantively and procedurally. And if non-lawyer scientists and engineers do not know the basics of the system they are likely to miss out on its potential or fall victims to others who do.

In this lecture Sir Robin will aim to give the audience a basic understanding of how it all works without descending into complex legal detail. The intention is help members of the audience know when to ask a patent expert and how to relate to them. The seminar would be hosted by the Honourable Andrew Liao Cheung-sing, GBS, SC, JP, Council Chairman. Professor Tony F Chan, the President will also join the discussion session.

Registration (HKUST Members) : https://ust.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ebnnb5Tmrsa0oOV
Registration (Non-HKUST Members) : https://ust.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erm4oXN7IpJF3DL
Website :http://kt.ust.hk/en/events/how-patent-system-works
E-mail :ttcac@ust.hk
Tel: 2358 5897

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HKU Lecture in Intellectual Property series “Patents and Medicine: A Matter of Life and Death”
• 21 November 18:30 – 19:30
• Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, the University of Hong Kong
Organiser :
Law and Technology Centre, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong



Abstract:
The lecture will discuss the vital part patents play in the innovation and development of new medicines, new therapies, better diagnosis and medical appliances. It will go on to talk about the increasing attacks on patents in these fields, how many of these attacks are seriously misconceived. It will also address the real problems of incentivising medical research and how society should consider addressing them. It will be a plea for rational argument in a highly emotive field.

Speaker:
The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law

Online Registration : https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=52924
Website : http://www.lawtech.hk/patents-and-medicine-a-matter-of-life-and-death/
E-mail :mcgrace@hku.hk
Tel :3917 4727

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DVC and HKU Symposium on IP Dispute Resolution: Charting the New Waters of 21st Century IP Dispute Resolution
• 22 November 16:00-19:00
• Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), 38/F Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central
Co-Organisers :
The University of Hong Kong
DesVoeuxChambers
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)

Website : http://www.lawtech.hk/events/
E-mail :mcgrace@hku.hk
Tel :3917 4727

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Capturing the Value of Innovation, and Communicating it to Investors
• 28 November 16:00-18:00
• Smart-Space FinTech, Level 4, Core E, Cyberport 3
Organiser :
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

• Case studies illustrating the economics of intellectual assets
• Capturing value in early-stage tech companies
• Articulating the value of tech and brands to investors and licensees

Guest Speaker:
Tim Heberden
Director of IP Economics
Glasshouse Advisory

Online Registration :
Website: https://www.cyberport.hk/en/events/4763
E-mail :cs-smartspace@cyberport.com.hk

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Seminar: Blockchain - What's it and it's application
• 28 November 14:30-1600
• Conference Hall 6-7, 2/F, Lakeside 2, Hong Kong Science Park
Organiser :
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation



Blockchain, is it a buzzword only? What is it about? What kind of technology behind? How to make use of this new technology?

We have invited experience speaker from banking industry to share about this exciting technology.

Programme:
• Introduction of Blockchain
• Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
• Blockchain Applications methods
• DLT Applications methods
• Collaboration between Banks and Startups
• Implementation Consideration

Speaker:
Mr. Aloysius Lai, Executive Director and Head of Technology and Operations of United Overseas Bank (UOB) Hong Kong

Registration (SPARK Members) : https://spark.hkstp.org/Event/Detail?code=EV0000200
Registration (Non-SPARK Members) : https://hkstp.wufoo.eu/forms/p1vnyba311yug93/
Website : https://www.hkstp.org/en/whats-new/event-calendar/
Email : antony.kwong@hkstp.org
Tel: 2629 6640

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Seminar: Resolving IP Disputes (apart from litigation)
• 30 November 14:30-1600
• Conference Hall 6-7, 2/F, Lakeside 2, Hong Kong Science Park
Organiser :
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

Programme
• Welcoming speech
• Introduction to different IP disputes
• ADR- domain name disputes/UDRP
• Arbitration
• Recent amendments to the Arbitration Ordinance
• Mediation
• Case studies
• Questions & Answers

Speakers
• Gabriela Kennedy, Partner, Mayer Brown JSM
• Amita Haylock, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown JSM

Registration (SPARK Members) : https://spark.hkstp.org/Event/Detail?code=EV0000210
Registration (Non-SPARK Members) : https://hkstp.wufoo.eu/forms/p89i4lu0djc31x/
Website : https://www.hkstp.org/en/whats-new/event-calendar/seminar-resolving-ip-disputes-apart-from-litigation/
Email : antony.kwong@hkstp.org
Tel : 2629 6640

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Knowledge Transfer Showcase, PolyU 80th Anniversary Open Day
• 2 December 14:00-18:00
• 3 December 10:00-18:00
• PolyU Podium (PQ Wing)
Organiser :
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU has long been focusing on its mission to foster knowledge transfer. Knowledge transfer propels research efforts and uplifts technological achievements throughout the continuum from innovation to application, as well as technology transfer and commercialization for the wider benefit of the economy and society. The exhibition will showcase the roadmap of knowledge transfer process, from enhancing the values and impacts of our inventions by intellectual property management and collaborative research to transferring these state-of-the-art innovations to industry and have them commercialized.

Objectives:
• To heighten the recognition and protection of Intellectual Property at PolyU
• To highlight PolyU’s initiatives on high-impact collaborative research
• To reinforce PolyU’s advocacy and achievement in knowledge transfer
• To demonstrate the impact of PolyU research to the industry, businesses and the community and our excellence in knowledge transfer

Website : https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cpa/80anniversary/en/
Tel : 2766 5111

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Business of Design Week
• 4-9 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser:
Hong Kong Design Centre

Business of Design Week (BODW) is a flagship event organised by Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002. Each year, BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to inspire the regional audience on creative thinking and design management. In addition, it also provides a valuable platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and explore business cooperation. Today, BODW enjoys the reputation as Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands.

BODW 2017 brings to Hong Kong a number of the world’s leading designers, thinkers and brand leaders across various fields to share their fascinating insights with audiences, with an impressive lineup of experts from architecture. Masters speaking at this year’s edition include Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas (Studio Fuksas);Professor Jacques Herzog (Herzog & de Meuron); Alberto Meda (Alberto Meda Design); Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc.); Marco Balich (Balich Worldwide Shows); Ben van Berkel (UNStudio) and more.

Buy Tickets : http://bodw.com/en/buy-ticket/
Website : http://bodw.com/en/
Email : bodw@hkdesigncentre.org
Tel : 2522 8688



Caption: Celebrating the official opening of the Business of Design Week 2016 are The Honourable Mr. C Y Leung, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region and Mr. Steve Koch, the Deputy Mayor of the city of Chicago; steering committee of BODW; senior officials of the Hong Kong Design Centre and Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and major industry players. Caption: The week-long Business of Design Week 2016 (28 November to 3 December) is Asia’s leading annual design, innovation and branding event, attracting close to 150,000 participants.

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FASHION ASIA 2017 HONG KONG
• Exhibitions: 5-12 December (Qube, PMQ)
• Forum: 6-7 December (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Organiser:
Hong Kong Design Centre

FASHION ASIA HONG KONG, part of the fashion initiative of HKSAR Government, combines insightful conversations, engaging interactions and cultural exchanges, reinforcing the city’s position as the Asian hub for fashion trade and business development.

The programme brings together brand executives, cutting-edge designer, conscious entrepreneurs, merchandisers, buyers, marketers, strategists and creatives from various fields to discuss the most pertinent issues facing the industry today, while providing insight and strategies to navigate the current market. With Hong Kong’s rich textile history and strong retail background, we aspire to reinvent Hong Kong’s position as a global hub for creative developments and innovations.

The event will take place from December 5 to 12, 2017 with a two-day forum and a week-long exhibition during this year’s Business of Design Week (BODW) – Asia’s leading annual event promoting design, innovation and brands. Each year, BODW and its associated events attract 100,000 to 150,000 participants.

Buy Tickets: http://www.fashionasiahk.com/ticketing/
Website : http://www.fashionasiahk.com/
Email : fashionasia@hkdesigncentre.org
Tel : 2522 8688




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Asian E-Tailing Summit
• 6 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The inaugural Asian E-tailing Summit (AES) is a one-stop platform for business professionals to network with renowned online retail experts, and obtain the latest sourcing trends and market intelligence, successful cases and best practices of e-tailing. Top-notch speakers from the fast-growing e-tailing business around the world will present the opportunities and challenges of e-tailing, addressing Cross-border E-commerce, Social Commerce and Omni-channel Strategy at the Summit.

Website : www.asianetailingsummit.com
Email : aes@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668




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SmartBiz Expo
• 6-8 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The debut HKTDC SmartBiz Expo is a one-stop platform tailored for enterprises, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to explore trends in business transformation and upgrade through innovation, creativity, application of technology and design, and market opportunities.

Transform & upgrade with tech & innovation
The SmartBiz Expo will be composed of 6 thematic solution-based zones showcasing innovative business solutions and ideas, and latest technology and creativity that could be applied to business to achieve business growth.
• Techtopia: featuring technologies that help SMEs transform their businesses
• Envision Lot: local and overseas inventors to showcase their fascinating discovery
• The Boosters: business solutions to help SMEs enhance competitiveness
• The Hatchery: local and overseas innovative and tech start-ups to stage their new business ideas and find partners
• The Pathfinder: fostering partnership in investment opportunities among SMEs from Belt and Road countries / regions
• The Muses: a gallery of designers ideas and full range of design services

Keep your business healthy & on-growing
Be inspired by the intensive 3-day seminar programme "FitBiz Rendezvous", start-ups pitching sessions and inventors & tech savvy demonstrations.

Expand enterprises' connections
Expand enterprises' connections with potential partners from around the world through a series of business matching and networking events.

Admission to the Expo is free.
Register now and get your admission badge.

Registration :
http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FORMID=00b483f6-8cc1-430a-a965-e2cdf23556e1&BYPASS=YES&LANGID=1&URLEVENTNAME=SmartBiz+Expo+2017%2c+Hong+Kong&URLFORMNAME=Visitor+Pre-registration+(Sync+to+VMS)&URLDATESCODE=00
Website : www.hktdc.com/smartbizexpo
Email : smartbizexpo@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668





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Hong Kong International Franchising Show
• 6-8 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council


About Hong Kong International Franchising Show

The one-of-its-kind franchising event - “Hong Kong International Franchising Show” features a wide range of local and foreign franchise opportunities, consulting and supporting services, where franchisors and prospective franchisees meet to explore win-win business collaboration.

In 2016, the exhibition featured 119 exhibitors. Co-located with World SME Expo, the shows attracted a total attendance of over 11,000 from 50 countries and regions.

What to expect from Hong Kong International Franchising Show?
• Effective platform to identify master franchisees, unit franchisees, JV partners and investors
• One-stop event where you could source supporting services to facilitate the expansion of your franchise system
• Obtain the latest market trends & know how to enter your target markets

Visitor Registration :
http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FORMID=840a15fc-d1db-4e49-9740-4cf8bb832305&BYPASS=YES&LANGID=1&URLEVENTNAME=Hong+Kong+International+Franchising+Show&URLFORMNAME=Visitor+Pre-registration+(Sync+to+VMS)&URLDATESCODE=00
Website : www.hktdc.com/hkifs
Email : franchisingshow@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668





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Business of IP Asia Forum
• 7-8 December
• Hall 5FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organisers :
The Government of HKSAR
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Design Centre

Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The sixth edition of the Forum was held on 1-2 December 2016 with great success, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,500 IP professionals and industry players to attend.

Registration : http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/bip2017/en/s/fp-Onlineregistration.html
Website : http://bipasiaforum.com
Email : bipasia@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668





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DesignInspire
• 7-9 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organisers :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Design Centre
Business of Design Week


DesignInspire, an international exhibition about creativity, partners with the Business of Design Week (BODW) to stage an exchange and inspiring platform for global creative elites, design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativities. An array of interactive installations, novel ideas, design products and projects will be featured.

3 days of inspiration
Every December, DesignInspire unveils an array of innovative design ranging from architectural, digital, experience, graphics, industrial and spatial, to urban and culture.

Hong Kong – Asia’s leading creative hub
With connected international business network and creative spirit, Hong Kong’s strategic location at the crossroad of Asia and a key gateway to China is the region’s creative hub. Set in Hong Kong, DesignInspire is a window for the world of trends and styles to inspire Asia’s happening.

Urbanovation
Urban. Innovation. Future.

As the theme of DesignInspire, designers, innovative brands, conglomerates and other “urbanovators” illustrate how innovation and design solutions would make a major impact on everyday life in the future.

Connecting Global Design Elites
DesignInspire welcomes 250+ designers from the globe to showcase their creativities with format of display, installation, workshops, seminars, and crossover projects.

Inspired by new ideas of masterminds

DesignInspire welcomes industry-leading masterminds to share their stories. Past creative minds include Tommy Li, Andy Ann, Alexander Wong, Johan Persson and more…

Design is Innovation, Innovation is Design
Immersive Experience. Design Thinking. Data Design.

Innovation is the new economic focus, and is inseparable from design.
DesignInspire is the catalyst to innovate design and design new innovations.

Best of the Best
We celebrate distinguished awarded design and creative excellence. Masterpieces from global awards like Spark Design Awards, Design for Asia, Hong Kong Smart Gift Design Award, and Design Prize Switzerland are showcased and highlighted.

Visitor Registration : http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/designinspire2017/en/s/Visitor-Registration.html
Website : designinspire.com.hk
Email : designinspire@hktdc.org
Tel: 1830 668




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For registration and enquires, please contact Hong Kong Trade Development Council
via phone: (852) 2584 4190

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