The Technology Transfer Center hosts an Intellectual Property Seminar “Challenges in Patenting FinTech, IoT and Blockchain Inventions”

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) hosted an Intellectual Property (IP) Seminar “Challenges in Patenting FinTech, IoT and Blockchain Inventions” on 22 March 2018 at the Chen Kuan Cheng Forum (LT-H). The seminar featured Daniel Collopy, Principal in the law firm of Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), to provide tips for patenting Fintech, loT and Blockchain Inventions.

In the seminar, Mr Collopy gave explicit definition of FinTech, loT and Blockchain Inventions by providing examples for each type of invention. He thus provided tips for patent drafting of these types of inventions, stressing on the “newness” and “usefulness” of the invention over the prior methods.   

The seminar attracted 63 undergraduate, postgraduate students, alumni, faculty and staff. According to the online seminar evaluation survey taken by the participants, the overall rating of the seminar is around 4.21 out of 5, stating that the content of the seminar was helpful and repetition of the seminar was recommended to other HKUST community members.

TTC has been hosting the IP Seminar Series since 2000 to disseminate updated IP information and knowledge to HKUST community members.  The series has hosted 48 seminars and attracted more than 2700 participants so far.

Presentation material of the seminar is now available on the TTC website: http://ttc.ust.hk/index.php?p=4&sp=48


Seminar “Challenges in Patenting FinTech, IoT and Blockchain Inventions”


Seminar “Challenges in Patenting FinTech, IoT and Blockchain Inventions”