Patent Application Grant

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Patent Application Grant

 

Launched in 1998, the Patent Application Grant (PAG) is a funding scheme to assist local companies and individuals to apply for patents of their own inventions. Its aim is to encourage local companies and inventors to capitalise their intellectual work through patent registration.

 

PAG is administered by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) with Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) as the implementation agent

 

For enquiries, please contact 2788 5958 (PAG Team), or 3910 2726, tim.cheung@hku.hk (Tim Cheung, HKU TEC)

 

Key Features of PAG

  • Applications are invited all year round.
  • Applies to patent applications anywhere in the world.
  • Maximum funding support: HK$250,000 or 90% of the sum of the total direct costs of patent application
    (including the cost for patent search-cum-technical assessment), whichever is the lower.
  • The grant is non-transferrable and valid for 3 years from the date of approval of the application.
  • Applications will be processed through HKPC on a confidential basis.

Eligibility

  • Basic Eligibility

    • Locally incorporated companies; or
    • Hong Kong permanent residents; or
    • Hong Kong residents permitted to remain in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years

    AND

    which/who have never owned any patents in any countries or territories nor received funding under the PAG before will be eligible.

     

    Individual Applicant

     

    Company Applicant
    The applicant must be the sole inventor or one of the joint inventors of the invention.

    The inventor(s) of the invention shall be directly-related party/parties to the applicant company, e.g. owner, shareholder, director or staff.

    The PAG is for first-time patent seekers only, funding support will not be provided if funding has been granted under the PAG to the applicant company’s related company(ies). For example, company(ies) having a major shareholder (viz. those with 50% or more ownership) in common with the applicant company or company(ies) without major shareholder(s) but having shareholders identical to those of the applicant company) before.

    Other Requirements

    All applications for functional patents and inventions with technology elements and susceptible of industrial application are eligible.

    Designs will not be supported.

How to Apply

PAG X TEC

HKU TEC is collaborating with the program to assist HKU members in benefiting from the scheme. On May 24, 2024, we invited PAG to our campus to conduct a seminar for more information. The topic is “Unlock the Power of Innovation: Maximize Value and Minimize Risk with Patent Protection”. Join us for an exclusive event where we’ll explore the crucial aspects of patent protection to help you unlock innovation and secure your intellectual property rights.

 

Seminar 1: Unlock the Power of Innovation: Maximize Value and Minimize Risk with Patent Protection

Date: 24 May 2024 (Friday)
Time:  4PM – 5PM
Location: LG1/F – KKLG103, K.K. Leung Building, Main Campus of The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Miss YIP Wing Lam, Cody (葉頴霖小姐), Associate Principal Consultant (助理首席顧問)

 

Register Now: https://forms.office.com/r/D5LViiiz8y

Key Features of PAG

  • Applications are invited all year round.
  • Applies to patent applications anywhere in the world.
  • Maximum funding support: HK$250,000 or 90% of the sum of the total direct costs of patent application
    (including the cost for patent search-cum-technical assessment), whichever is the lower.
  • The grant is non-transferrable and valid for 3 years from the date of approval of the application.
  • Applications will be processed through HKPC on a confidential basis.

Eligibility

  • Basic Eligibility

    • Locally incorporated companies; or
    • Hong Kong permanent residents; or
    • Hong Kong residents permitted to remain in Hong Kong for not less than 7 years

    AND

    which/who have never owned any patents in any countries or territories nor received funding under the PAG before will be eligible.

     

    Individual Applicant

     

    Company Applicant
    The applicant must be the sole inventor or one of the joint inventors of the invention.

    The inventor(s) of the invention shall be directly-related party/parties to the applicant company, e.g. owner, shareholder, director or staff.

    The PAG is for first-time patent seekers only, funding support will not be provided if funding has been granted under the PAG to the applicant company’s related company(ies). For example, company(ies) having a major shareholder (viz. those with 50% or more ownership) in common with the applicant company or company(ies) without major shareholder(s) but having shareholders identical to those of the applicant company) before.

    Other Requirements

    All applications for functional patents and inventions with technology elements and susceptible of industrial application are eligible.

    Designs will not be supported.

How to apply

PAG X TEC

HKU TEC is collaborating with the program to assist HKU members in benefiting from the scheme. On May 24, 2024, we invited PAG to our campus to conduct a seminar for more information. The topic is “Unlock the Power of Innovation: Maximize Value and Minimize Risk with Patent Protection”. Join us for an exclusive event where we’ll explore the crucial aspects of patent protection to help you unlock innovation and secure your intellectual property rights.

 

Seminar 1: Unlock the Power of Innovation: Maximize Value and Minimize Risk with Patent Protection

Date: 24 May 2024 (Friday)
Time:  4PM – 5PM
Location: LG1/F – KKLG103, K.K. Leung Building, Main Campus of The University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Miss YIP Wing Lam, Cody (葉頴霖小姐), Associate Principal Consultant (助理首席顧問)

 

Register Now: https://forms.office.com/r/D5LViiiz8y