How to Make a Better Invention Disclosure?

10:30am - 11:15am
Online via Zoom

About the Talk

An invention disclosure is a crucial process to commercialize your technology and research! It may be the finishing touch of an R&D project, but it is also a starting point of the patenting process. 

A good invention disclosure will help the patent drafting in terms of speed and quality, it will help setting the appropriate protection scope, and ultimately raise the chance of patent grant and the value of the IP. 

A good invention disclosure should include at least a statement of the problem that the invention is trying to solve, the highlight of main inventive/unique features, and enough technical details to allow someone to re-create your invention.  A prior art search result will also be very helpful.

In this seminar, we will discuss a systematic way of making great invention disclosures, and show how to conduct an effective prior art search.


Date: 18 March 2021 (Thur)

Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Location: Online via Zoom (Link will be sent to successful registrants)

Speakers: Mr. Sam Yip and Ms. Margaret Burke (Registered US Patent Attorney from Idea Intellectual Limited)

Registration: Click Here


About the Speakers

Mr. Sam Yip, Registered US Patent Attorney

Sam has more than twenty years of experience as an engineer and a patent practitioner. He worked as a Patent Agent at a San Francisco IP law firm before moving back to Hong Kong in 2010. As an engineer, he has worked for a number of Silicon Valley companies on projects spanning software, electronics, communications, and system control technologies. He was the lead US Attorney in Ella Cheong (Hong Kong)  and has worked closely with many Hong Kong research institutes, universities, U.S. based technology companies, commercial entities, and individual inventors.


Ms. Margaret Burke, Registered US Patent Attorney

Margaret has served at the USPTO as both a Chemical Patent Examiner and as an Electrical Patent Examiner. She also has extensive experience working in-house as a Patent Attorney and as Intellectual Property Counsel in private technological institutions. Margaret had worked for NIH and as a patent attorney in a US law firm, which represented the largest US surgical device manufacturing company at that time. Margaret also has international experience as a patent attorney for six years at a Tokyo IP law firm and as the lead US Attorney in Ella Cheong (Hong Kong).


Don't miss the chance to get useful IP tips from professionals!


We look forward to your participation!


For inquiry, please contact:

Technology Transfer Center
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