Worldwide Patent Law Reform and Hong Kong’s Response HKU Workshop



University of Hong Kong Law & Technology Centre and the Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong organized the IP Forum 2015 on 16 January 2015 at HKU.  The topic was “Patent and Innovation: Worldwide Patent Law Reform and Hong Kong’s Response”. The question that would be raised was, and hopefully answered was: “Can patent promote innovation?” Just as the poster announcing the event promised the forum/workshop brought “international and local patent law scholars and practitioners to explore the patent law reform around the world and Hong Kong’s proposed change to introduce an “original grant patent” system, and to discuss how these changes may be conducive to innovation.”

– Hong Kong will probably get independent patent, China’s SIPO will teach HK how to examine

– Professor Randall Rader Preaches the Blessings of Patents for Innovation at Hong Kong University

– Hong Kong Patent Practitioners Divided Over Original Grant Patent in Hong Kong

– Professor Bryan Mercurio on Patent Law: “One Size Does Not Necessarily Fit All”

– Prof Yahong Li Provides Overview of How China Put Innovation on Agenda, But “Patent Quantity Does Not Automatically Translate Into Quality Patents”

– “In Regard to Patent Systems Hong Kong is in the Same League as Fiji and the Seychelles”


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