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How to Better Protect Your Technology and Make it More Marketable

14 Aug 2015

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How to Better Protect Your Technology and Make it More Marketable

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Recently, the terms of “Knowledge-Driven economy” and “Technology-Driven economic” have appeared in news reports and government speeches. The Government sets a target in promoting Hong Kong’s technology sector as well as its products in the global market. To catch this wave in turning the technologies and research results into commercial services and products, it is important to understand Intellectual Property (IP) – Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Design and Trade Secret, as well as contractual rights (employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and licenses). Even with excellent technology and having taken steps to protect your intellectual property, it is difficult to market, license or partner the technology, much less return. This seminar will discuss how to protect your technologies and make them more marketable.

About the speaker: 
Ms. Patrea L. Pabst's practice focuses on patent issues relating to biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical, and chemical technology.

Ms. Pabst's practice is primarily with universities, start-up companies, and investors in start-up and early stage companies. Her practice over the last 32 years includes evaluation of technology to assess patentability and valuation; freedom to operate opinions; prosecution in the U.S. Patent Office and coordination of corresponding foreign filings; strategic planning for the company's long term goals; and defensive work (including reexamination and reissue applications and interference proceedings in the U.S. and oppositions in the European and Japanese Patent Offices).

Ms. Pabst spent nine years in medical research prior to beginning her practice. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters, as well as being an inventor on her own patents. She is a member of the Health Care Advisory Council and is a contributing author to the Journal of Tissue Engineering.

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