What HKUST Researchers Need to Know about Patents

2 June 2021, 10am
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2 Jun 2021 10:00 - 11:00
Program Details

Deadline :
1 Jun 2021 12:00

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Organised by :
HKUST Technology Transfer Center & Entrepreneurship Center

Patents are obtained by researchers for the purpose of monetizing an invention. Therefore, researchers need to consider the marketability of a patent obtained from their research early in their research process. This presentation will review the entire progression, from initial concept to marketable product, as part of the patent process.


Topics to be covered in this presentation include: 

  • Choosing a research topic that can get patent funding
  • Available patent tools for HKUST researchers: Patsnap; Google Patent; USPTO; European Patent Search; CNIPA
  • What is patentable – about novelty and inventive steps
  • Writing the patent – interfacing with the patent attorney


What HKUST Researchers Need to Know about Patents

Date & Time: 2 June 2021, 10 – 11am HKT

Location: Online via Zoom (Link will be sent to successful registrants before the event)



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About the Speaker- Mr. James Haynes

James Haynes is a U.S. attorney and has been living and working with Tee and Howe Intellectual Property Attorneys in Beijing since 2004. He has been helping foreign companies with their filings in China, as well as Chinese companies with filings overseas. Mr. Haynes has given numerous presentations around the world to professional societies, educational institutions, law firms and corporations regarding intellectual property matters in China and how intellectual property can be protected. Mr. Haynes has a BS degree from The University of Michigan, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M, and a JD from South Texas College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.