A researcher at the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine on 15 May 2018. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong poised to award city’s own patents, catch up with rest of the world in honouring innovation and creativity

  • Hong Kong will launch Original Grant Patent system on December 19 to add speed, convenience and cost savings to patent filings
  • Move will grow an ecosystem for professionals to advise companies on protecting and commercialising innovations, patent lawyer says
Topic |   Intellectual property in China

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A researcher at the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine on 15 May 2018. Photo: Nora Tam
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.