Hank has a broad range of experience in intellectual property and technology law.
Hank’s focus is intellectual property law and he has particular experience in relation to patent rights. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of identification, protection, registration and enforcement of their IP rights. Before joining Bird & Bird he previously trained as a patent agent at one of the top IP firms in Canada, as well as at the Hong Kong branch of a leading UK patent firm.
In addition, Hank also advises clients on legal issues relating to the commercialisation of IP/IT assets including management of IP portfolios, preparation of licensing agreements, and drafting and negotiating IT outsourcing agreements. He also has experience conducting multi-jurisdictional reviews of data privacy / data retention compliance surveys, and advising on Hong Kong and PRC data privacy regulations.
Hank graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) and also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University in Canada. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and in Ontario Canada.
Hank is fluent in English and Mandarin.