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Patent Filing

China's first place for patents not quite the triumph it seems

Thank you to the reader who drew my attention to reports last month that China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest filer of patent applications.

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 4:01am 3 comments

HK firm plans US$50m algae biofuel study

A Hong Kong company is trying to unlock the clean-energy potential of algae - a dream of a renewable energy source that, besides easing the world's reliance on petrol, might reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

World Wide Carbon Credits (WWCC) is not the first to see the water plants as a possible solution to greenhouse gas emissions and energy security.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Collaboration brings hi-tech rewards

Over the years, Astri has collaborated with some of the major technology companies based in Hong Kong. It has also helped them in the research stage of the development of new products. One of the companies Astri has collaborated with is Advanced Materials Enterprises Company (AME).

The company specialises in the development of heating products.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Cutting-edge stem cell system earns top accolade

Grand Award

Machinery and Machine Tools

Automatic Manufacturing

22 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

New technology just got a whole lot smaller

The size of wireless electronic goods such as mobile phones and headphones is about to get a whole lot smaller with the Chinese University's invention of the world's tiniest Bluetooth communication module.

14 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Research wins world recognition

Hong Kong's universities are increasingly relying on their internationally acclaimed inventions and published papers to boost funding

HONG KONG'S OLDEST university is also its most prolific in terms of research output.

15 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Pushing back the boundaries

While the broad spectrum of science programmes offered by Hong Kong's universities is helping to extend the frontiers of scientific knowledge, academic discoveries are also promoting the development of commercial ideas that can be applied to scientific, engineering and health care enterprises.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

International award for HK wireless whiz

Wireless communications technology researcher Kenji Yum Tsz-yin makes no apology for having an unfashionable mobile phone in a city where a 3G handset is seen as a necessary accessory.

30 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Made in HK: 'wash-free' clothing

Polytechnic University researchers have found a way to create coated fabrics that can be cleaned simply by exposing them to the sun - raising the prospect of clothes that need never be washed.

The researchers said exposure to sunlight would remove all sorts of stains, including those created by soy sauce, pens, blood, sweat and ketchup.

22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

IPod delay is bad but Apple claim on MP3 is patently ridiculous

Apple users around Hong Kong were dismayed to learn that the new tiny iPods will not be released here for a while.

Citing 'much stronger than expected demand in the United States far exceeding the total planned supply', Apple last week admitted that the iPod Mini will not reach international markets until July.

30 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

IPod delay is bad but Apple claim on MP3 is patently ridiculous

Apple users around Hong Kong were dismayed to learn that the new tiny iPods will not be released here for a while.

Citing 'much stronger than expected demand in the United States far exceeding the total planned supply', Apple last week admitted that the iPod Mini will not reach international markets until July.

29 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Yakult gets rival Yakudo banned

The makers of a product called Yakudo were trying to 'ride on the reputation' of the international yoghurt drink Yakult, a judge said yesterday in his ruling in favour of the plaintiffs.

27 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Renewed suspicion taints mainland firms

Bad apples from China, of which Dawnrays may be one, threaten to sour the reputation of HKEx

Someone is lying. Is it Dawnrays Pharmaceutical (Holdings), its lead manager ICEA Capital or the person who sent an anonymous e-mail to newspapers in Hong Kong last week?

3 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Herb cocktail offers new hope to Parkinson's patients

A team from Chinese University reports promising results, despite some scepticism

Chinese herbal medicines may hold the key to solving Parkinson's disease, raising hope for 7,000 local patients and four million around the world who suffer with the incurable degenerative disease.

23 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

The LoDown

WHOSE VIRUS IS IT ANYWAY?

University of Hong Kong (HKU) scientists have filed a patent on the Sars-causing coronavirus in the United States, the Asian Wall Street Journal reported this week.

How do you patent a virus? Perhaps they want back all the coronaviruses that have spread around the world?

10 May 2003 - 12:00am

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