Protect Your Invention/Idea! - IP Introduction for Future Entrepreneurs Series
12:00pm - 01:00pm
Online via Zoom

We are pleased to present this new IP series for future studentpreneurs, faculty members and alumni who are exploring to become entrepreneurs or have started their businesses.

Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions.  This is especially important to idea owners who have invested ample resources to develop their products or new business ideas. 


Intellectual Property (IP) Introduction for Future Entrepreneurs Series

Date: Feb 18 & Feb 25, 2021 (Two consecutive Thursdays)

Time: 12:00 – 15:00 (1.5 hrs per seminar)

Location: Online via Zoom (Confirmation email with Zoom meeting details will be sent to successful registrants before the event)

Registration: Click Here


Session 1 - Feb 18, 12:00 - 13:30
Why do you need to know about IP (Intellectual Property)?  - Competitive Advantage, Strategy considerations

Session 2 - Feb 18, 13:30 - 15:00
Introduction to Patents  - Protecting Your Ideas and Inventions

Session 3 - Feb 25, 12:00 - 13:30
Introduction to the other IP rights: Trademarks, Trade Secrets - Protecting Your Company’s Brand and Secrets

Session 4 - Feb 25, 13:30 - 15:00
Introduction to Copyrights, Design Rights - Protecting Your Creations, Contents, Designs & Software



  • Essential knowledge of protecting your inventions and proprietary projects
  • Resources and practical tips from IP professionals to protect your IP rights while managing your business
  • Legal concepts with real-life cases/scenarios for reference


Who should join?

Students, entrepreneurs, startups, alumni, faculty members without prior IP/legal background are welcome to join.



Ronald Yu 

Ronald started in IT industry, then became a computer forensics and then further obtained his credentials as JD and LLM (legal credentials).  Ronald is also a U.S. Patent Agent, holds patents, has published articles on online learning, digital forensics, intellectual property, copyright & constitutional law, etc. Ronald has taught graduate law classes on IP Law in Information Technology, Patent Law and IP Strategy.  Ronald was a Board and Founding Member of, which became a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Permanent Observer in 2016, an Advisor and Partner to WIPO Green in 2017.  He has most recently co-taught classes on fintech and is contributing to policy papers on Artificial Intelligence, Data Flows and Law for two governments.

Kenneth Yip

Kenneth is one of a handful of lawyers in Hong Kong with strong working experience and knowledge of US and China patent practice.  He is a lawyer with an electrical engineering and R&D background in software, semiconductor and telecommunications and a practice focusing on telecommunications, information technology, emerging technologies, and related industries. Kenneth is currently the Patent Counsel at PePLink. More


For enquiry, please write to  Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

12:00pm - 01:00pm
Online via Zoom
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