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Hong Kong: Developments in indirect infringement


Jacqueline Lui, Eagle IP

Hong Kong's patent law largely reflects the content and style of the UK CPDA, 1978 except for the substantive examination system.

In Hong Kong, indirect infringement is governed by Section 74 of the Patent Ordinance 1997. Section 74 (1) reads:

A patent while it is in force shall also confer on its proprietor the right to prevent all third parties not having his consent from supplying or offering to supply in Hong Kong a person, other than a party entitled to work the patented invention, with means, relating to an essential element of that invention, for putting it...


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