Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Founder and Director, Law Offices of Hui & Lam
Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Founder and Director, Law Offices of Hui & Lam

Biography

Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan is a former research scientist in molecular biology. He was born and raised in Hong Kong, graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was awarded his Ph.D. in virology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Chan then completed his postdoctoral training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York as an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow. With the emerging legal needs of the biotechnology industry in the late 1980s, Dr. Chan organically began his career in law, focusing on intellectual property and using his background in science as a solid foundation for his practice. He later received his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York.  Through the years, Dr. Chan has handled all areas of intellectual property law, including technology transfer, patents, trademarks, copyrights, business transactions, and trade secrets. He is well-versed in all aspects of prosecution and litigation and is experienced in licensing, technology transfer and the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios. From 1996 to 2013, Dr. Chan taught as an adjunct professor of law at The City University of New York School of Law. His classes included intellectual property law, patent law, technology transfer, Internet and the law, food and drug law, and international business law. He is currently adjunct associate professor in the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and has adjunct professorship in the Department of Health Technology and Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Dr. Chan has worked extensively with all constituents of the intellectual property protection process in the U.S., China and other international jurisdictions. The importance of intellectual property protection for, not only businesses but also for, the overall national economy became apparent. With all the IP and transactional work he has done in China, which includes facilitating joint ventures and contracts between East and West companies and building up clients’ intellectual property portfolios, one thing became clear: Intellectual Property was a mystery to many people. Not only that, differences in cultures and constant changes in local laws and practices made it difficult for even those who are considered experts in the field to navigate. There was a need to gather to communicate, share perspectives and educate. With this in mind, the United States-China Intellectual Property Institute was founded.  Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan is the Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC in New York. Dr. Chan also heads Albert Wai-Kit Chan Intellectual Property Limited in Hong Kong.  He is currently a registered foreign lawyer at the Law Offices of Hui & Lam in Hong Kong. Hui & Lam is now in association with Long An Law Firm, a full service law firm headquartered in Beijing, China.

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