Branch of HKIPA - Hong Kong Chinese Patent Attorneys Association
The Hong Kong Chinese Patent Attorneys Association (Chinese: 香港中國專利代理人協會), is an association of Chinese patent attorneys residing in Hong Kong, which was formed in 2014 by Hong Kong Chinese patent attorneys including Lam Sum, Nigel N L Lee, Liz Yip, and Carol Li.
Members of Hong Kong Chinese Patent Attorney Association are all Hong Kong Chinese patent attorneys (i.e., members of ACPAA - All China Patent Attorneys Association).
Since 2014, the Association has been lobbying the Hong Kong SAR Government to establish a full-fledged patent industry in Hong Kong and some of its members are in the working and focus groups of Hong Kong Patent Ordinance Reform.
1) To assist ACPAA and State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in regulating Hong Kong Chinese patent attorneys;
2) To advise the government on the public policies and legislation;
3) To promote Hong Kong as an innovation and technology hub in Hong Kong;
4) To conduct training for Hong Kong patent practitioners.
The Managing Committee
Dr. Lewis Luk, JP, Solicitor, Industrial Engineer, Domain Name Panelist
Helen Jiang (Jiang Hua), Esq., Licensed PRC Patent Attorney & Patent Litigator; Qualified Chinese Lawyer
Lam Sum, Esq., BSc, Juris Master, Licensed PRC Patent Attorney & Patent Litigator; First Hong Kong-educated Chinese Patent Attorney (2004); Qualified Chinese Lawyer
Director of Council:
Nigel N L Lee, Esq., MSc, LLM, PRC Patent Attorney, UK Chartered Patent Attorney & UK IP litigator
Standing Vice Chairman:
Liz Yip, Esq., LLM, PRC Patent Attorney, IP Head of Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Secretary General (and Vice Chairman):
Carol Li, Esq., MSc, Licensed PRC Patent Attorney & Patent Litigator
Training and Examination Programme
Members of the Association work with HKIPA to conduct the following training programs:
Level 1: Certificate in IP Law and Practice ("CIPL")
Level 2: Postgraduate Award in International Technology Management ("PGA")
Level 3: Professional Diploma in Patent Practice ("PDP")