Latest Technological Challenges to IP Protection
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 12:00
Member Fee: HK$250 / Non Member Fee: HK$350
Echoing the proliferation of infringing activities in the cyber world, Mr. Andrew Ki and Mr. Michael Kwan of the Hong Kong Customs will share their experience and reveal the latest technological challenges to IP protection in the cyber world.
Andrew Ki joined the Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong in 1981. Over the past 30 years, he has gained wide experience in various customs and excise duties, including boundary controls, anti-illicit cigarette investigation, training and development, prosecution and management support. Currently, he is the Head of the Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau (IPIB) which is the sole enforcement agency in Hong Kong responsible for combating intellectual property (IP) crimes. Staffed by about 250 officers, the IPIB is committed to fight against copyright piracy and trade mark counterfeiting jointly with IP right-holders, industry partners, local and overseas counterparts.
He holds a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Laws and is admitted as a Barrister in the High Court of Hong Kong.
Michael Kwan is the Group Head of the Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau (IPIB) of the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong. Michael has been involved in the investigation of technology crime and digital forensic analyses since 2000. Through the years, Michael has cracked down numerous online piracy cases such as Top-Site, Peer-to-Peer file sharing, online auctions, cyber-lockers, etc.
Michael has extensive interest in the research of digital crime and digital forensic analysis. He holds a PhD degree in the research of Digital Forensic, MSc degrees in Telecommunications and Forensic Investigation, and a BSc degree in Computer Science. Michael is also a founding and council member of the Information Security & Forensics Society in Hong Kong, with members from the academic institutions, law enforcement agencies, legal professions and private sectors.