Lim Heng Gee (Prof. Dr.)


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Designation: Prof. Dr.
Full Name: Lim Heng Gee
Position: Lecturer
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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institution Year Awarded
Certificate in Legal Education Technical Teachers Training College, Kuala Lumpur 1970
LLB (Hons) University of London, External 1979
Certificate in Legal Practice (Hons) Malaysian Legal Qualifying Board 1985
LL.M King’s College, University of London 1986
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (Distinction) Queen Mary College, University of London 1987
PhD Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London 1997.
Title: Patent Ownership in Malaysia - A Comparative Legal Analysis of the Patents Act 1983 

 

Subjects Taught

i. Partnership and Company Law
ii. Civil Procedure
iii. Insurance Law
iv. Intellectual Property
v. Opinion Writing
vi. Malaysian Copyright and Industrial Design Law
vii. Malaysian Patent and Trade Marks Law
viii. Comparative Patent Law (LLM)
ix. Comparative Design Law (LLM)
x. Comparative Copyright Law (LLM)
xi. Comparative Trade mark Law (LLM)

 

Research Interest

1. Intellectual Property Law
2. Competition and Consumer Protection Law
3. Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

 



Appointments

Administration

i. Course Tutor for ICSA (1/1/89 - 31/12/1990).
ii. Post-Graduate Programme Coordinator - 2003 - 2004


Committees

i. Faculty Academic Committee
ii. Faculty Post Graduate Committee
iii. Faculty Vetting Committee
iv. UiTM, Member, Jawatankuasa Kenaikan Pangkat Peringkat Gugusan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan [Promotion Committee for the Social Science and Humanities Clusters] 2008 - 2012
v. UITM Research and Innovation Unit, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Committee 2015 – present
vi. Committee Member, Mesyuarat Persediaan Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore 2005 to present
vii. Member, UiTM IP and Commercialisation Policy Committee 2009 - 2014
viii. Advisory Board, IP Asia Law Report, Euromoney Publication, 1998 - 2000
ix Board Member, Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia – 1/7/2008 to 30/6/2010
x Member of Intellectual Property Committee, Akademi Inovasi Malaysia – 1/1/2012 – present
xi. Committee Member, Malaysian Intellectual Property Training Centre, 1997 - 2005
xii. Committee Member, Committee to Frame the Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Policy for Research and Development Funded by the Government, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia, 2007 - 2008
xiii. Executive Committee, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association, 2002 – 2008
xiv. Resource Person for Intellectual Property Course organized by ILKAP (Institut Latihan Kehakiman dan Perundangan, Jabatan Perdana Menteri) (Judicial and Legal Officers Training Institute) 2001-2005.
xv. Member of Steering Committee to frame the "National Intellectual Property Policy" - Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (February 2003 to 2004)
xvi. Member of Steering Committee to study "The Implications of TRIPS on Malaysia" - National Economic Action Council - MTEN (May 2003 to 2005)
xvii. Attorney-General's Ad-Hoc Committee on Copyright Review - 2004
xviii. Malaysian Intellectual Property Office of Malaysia (MyIPO) Sub-Committee to Examine the Desirability of a Copyright Registration System 2005
xix. MyIPO Copyright Law Reform Committee 2010 - 2011
xx. MyIPO Trade Mark Law Reform Committee 2010 – 2011
xxi Chief Editor, UiTM Law Review, 2002 to May 2011
xxii Cleared Advisor, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Ministry of International Trade and Industry 2014 - 2015.


Examiner for Phd and LLM Dissertation and Promotional Evaluation

i Internal Examiner for LLM Dissertations - University of Kent - 1994-1995 session
ii. External examiner, LLM Dissertation, University of Malaya, 1997
iii. External examiner, LLM Dissertation, University of Malaya, 2000
iv. External examiner, LLM Dissertation, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2000
v. External Examiner, Phd Dissertation, University of Malaya, 2005
vi. External Examiner, Ph D Dissertation, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2007
vii. External Examiner, Ph D Dissertation, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2011
viii. External Examiner, Ph D Dissertation, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, 2011
ix. External Examiner, Ph D Dissertation, Monash University, Australia, 2014
x. External Assessor, Professorial Promotion – National University Malaysia 2015


Malaysian Representative at International Fora

i. Malaysian delegate to the United Nations UNCITRAL Working Group on Security Interests (Intellectual Property) in New York, May, 2008.
ii. Malaysian delegate to the United Nations UNCITRAL Working Group on Security Interests (Intellectual Property) in Vienna, October, 2008.
iii. Malaysian Expert, Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore – First Intersessional Working Group, July 19, 2010 to July 23, 2010 (Geneva, Switzerland).
iv. Malaysian Expert, Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore – Second Intersessional Working Group, 21-25 February 2011.
v. Malaysian Expert, Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore –Third Intersessional Working Group, 28 February – 4 March 2011.
vi. Malaysian Expert, “Second Like-Minded Countries Meeting on an International Legal Instrument(s) for the Protection of Genetic resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTKF)”, 27 - 30 June 2011, Bali, Indonesia.

Guest Speaker and Trainer

i. Occasional World Intellectual Prooperty Invited international speaker, 2010 - 2015
ii. Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation – Patent Agent Examination – Patent Law Course Trainer, 2004 to present

 

 

Consultancy Work

Selected Advisory and Consultancy Papers

1. Consultancy paper: "GATT provisions bearing on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - A Response" - Paper presented to the Committee on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property - Ministry of Trade and Industry (7/3/1988).
2. Consultancy paper: Appellation of Origins and to what extent it is given protection under Malaysian Law" - Paper presented to the Committee on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property - Ministry of Trade and Industry (24/11/1988).
3. Consultancy paper: "Suggested Amendments to the Copyright Act 1987" - Paper presented to the Committee on Amendments to the Copyright Act 1987" - Ministry of Trade and Industry (14/11/1989).
4. Consultancy paper: "Proposed Amendments to the Patents Act 1983 in view of Malaysia's Accessions to the Patent Cooperation Treaty" - paper requested by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs - September 2002.
5. Consultancy paper: Views and Comments on "Section 3(b) of the Geographical Indications Act and Consistency with Article 72(2) of the TRIPS Agreement" - paper requested by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to assist it in WTO discussion at Geneva - May 2002.
6. Consultancy paper: "Transitional Arrangement Regarding the Amendment of the Term of Protection in Section 13(2) of Act 1088 and Article 70 of the TRIPS Agreement" - paper requested by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to assist it in WTO discussion at Geneva - August 2002.
7. Consultancy paper: "Compulsory Licensing and Parallel Import Provisions of the Patents Act and Compliance with TRIPS Provisions - paper requested by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to assist it in WTO discussion at Geneva - October 2002.
8. Report: Intellectual Property Rights Report - Malaysia (Report compiled for IC Network for submission to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Japanese International Cooperation Authority (JICA) in connection with JICA's Collaboration and Technical Assistance Programme in Malaysia under the WTO Capacity Building Programme (March 2003).
9. Consultancy Report - "Utility Models and Petty Patents - The Malaysian Perspective" - Report commissioned by the Intellectual Property Academy of Singapore on its project: "Would Singapore Benefit from a Utility Model Regime: An Empirical Study".
10. Consultancy Report – “Study on the Actual Situation of the Border Control of the Intellectual Property Rights – Infringing Goods in the ASEAN Countries: A Report on the Available Legal Remedies in Malaysia”, (Report compiled for IC Network for submission to Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consultancy, Japan, December 2008).
12. Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation – Reforms to the Patents Act 1983
13. Amendments to a Patent Specifications During Trial.
14. Consultant to Draft the Guidelines on the Use of Intellectual Property Rights Under the Competition Act 2010 for the Malaysian Competition Commission – August 2017 – January 2018.

 

 



Publications

A. Published Articles

1. "Copyright in Spare parts - British Leyland and its Relevance in the Malaysian Context" (1988) 2 Current Law Journal 711.
2. "Exceptions to Malaysian Copyrights - A Commentary" (1989) 3 Malayan Law Journal xlix.
3. "Malaysian Intellectual Property Law - A Survey (1990) 2 MLJ xxxiii.
4. "Piracy in the Malaysian Music Industries - (1991) 1 MLJ xxii
5. "Aspects of Intellectual Property for Accountants" - The Malaysian Accountant, October 1991.
6. The Long March - Utility Model Protection for Minor Inventions - Managing Intellectual Property, United Kingdom, May 1993, 37
7. Case report and comment: The Elderflower Champagne Case - [1993] 5 European Intellectual Property Review, D-116
8. Case report and comment: Trade Mark/Passing Off - Games Workshop Ltd v Transworld Publishers Ltd - [1993] 9 European Intellectual Property Review, D-221
9. Copyright in Functional Designs? The Linatex Case and British Leyland Revisited - [1994] 1 Malayan Law Journal xcs
10. Case report and comment: Chaplin Patents Holdings Co. Inc. v Group Lotus plc - [1994] 4 European Intellectual Property Review D-86
11. Scare the Competition? - Managing Intellectual Property, July-August 1994, 35
12. Report: Most Sacred Property - Managing Intellectual Property, United Kingdom, July-August 1994, 43 (joint report with Ms Uma Suthersanen)
13. Case report and comment: “Unilever Plc v Chefaro Proprietaries Ltd” - [1994] 8 European Intellectual Property Review, D-206-209
14. "The 'Threats' Section in the UK Trade Marks Act 1994: Can a Person still Wound without Striking?", [1995] 3 European Intellectual Property Review 138.
15. "Made Available to the Public - The Final Saga? The House of Lords' Decision in Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. & anor. v. H.N. Norton & Co. Ltd." [1996] J.B.L. (Journal of Business Law, United Kingdom) May, 286.
16. "Update of Intellectual Property Law", Survey of Malaysian Law 2000, page 215 (Jointly written by Tay Pek San and Lim Heng Gee)
17. "Reshaping the Copyright Act 1987 for the Protection of Works in the Digital Era", (2001) 1 UiTM Law Review 1.
18. "So You Want To Do Well In Your Examinations?", UiTM Student Law Bulletin, 2001, 11
19. '"SCORE" Your Way to Examination Success - The SCORE System Explained and Applied", UiTM Student Law Magazine, 2002
20. Globalisation, the K-Economy and the 'Commoditisation' of Knowledge - Optimising the Use of the Multi-Faceted Roles of the Intellectual Property System" - Vol. 6 INTAN Management Journal (2003) 111.
21. "Who is the Inventor under the Patents Act 1983? - The Concept of Invention and Inventorship" (2004) 2 UiTM Law Review 37.
22. "The Compulsory Licensing Provisions of the Malaysian Patents Act 1983 - An Effective Weapon or an Emasculated Deterrent" [2004] 1 MLJ lxx.
23. “Impact of the Intellectual Property System on Economic Growth: Malaysia”, Joint Research with Dr Ida Madieha and Dr Rokiah Alavi from IIU. Report available at http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/news/2007/article_0032.html
24. “Statutory Control of the Patentee's Exercise of His Exclusive Rights – Invalid Clauses in Licence Agreements”, (2007-2008) 3 UiTM LR 87.
25. “Does IPRs Protection Influence Economic Growth and FDI Inflows in Malaysia?”, jointly authored with Rokiah Alavi and Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi, The Journal of World Investment and Trade, Vol. 9, No. 4, August 2008, 293-307.
26. “Reforms Towards IP-Based Economic Development in Malaysia”, jointly written with Prof. Dr. Ida Madieha Bt. Abdul Ghani Azmi, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rokiah Alavi, Journal of World Intellectual Property Law 2009.
27. The Implications of TRIPS to the Pharmaceutical Sector and Access to Medicine: Malaysian Experience”, jointly written with M. Supperamaniam and Rokiah Alavi, (2009) (Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy) AJWH Vol. 4.1, 225.
28. “Of Burden of Proof, Aggrieved Person and Invalidation” MyIPO Bulletin First Edition, April 2011.
29. “The Default Rules Relating to Joint Ownership of Patents – Pitfalls for the Unwary", Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 22 (S), Jan. 2014. Pp 45 – 64
30. “The Impact of Copyright Law on the Digitization of Library Collections in Academic Libraries in Malaysia”, jointly written with Tay Pek San, Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi and Sik Cheng Peng, Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, Vol. 22, no. 1, April 2017, 83-97.


B. Books

1. Contribution to chapter, "A Study of the Historical Development of the Malaysian Patent System", in the Prehistory and Development of Intellectual Property Systems, Perspectives on Intellectual Property, Vol. 1, Alison Firth (Ed.), Sweet and Maxwell, 1997.
2. Contribution to chapter, "The 'Threats' Section in the UK Trade Marks Act 1994: Can a Person still Wound without Striking?", in Readings in Intellectual Property, Alison Firth, Shelley Lane, Yvonne Smyth (Eds), Sweet and Maxwell, 1998.
3. Contribution to chapter, “The Utility Innovation System in Malaysia”, in Innovation Without Patents, Uma Suthersanen, Graham Dutfield (Editors), Elgar Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2007.
4. Intellectual Property System and Industrial Development in Malaysia, IIUM Press, 2009. Jointly written with Prof Dr Ida Madieha and Associate Professor Rokiah Alavi
5. Biotechnology Law and Policy – Searching for a Balance, Madhav Books, New Delhi, India, 2011. Jointly written with Prof Dr Ida Madieha, Prof Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmod, Prof Dr Abduk Haseeb Ansari, Dr Majdah Zawawi and Dr Noriah Ramli.
6. Contribution to chapter, "Free Trade Agreements and the Effects of Existing Agreements on Malaysian Intellectual Property Laws", in Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region, Christoph Antons and Reto M. Hilty (Eds), Springer Heidelberg, New York, Dordretch, London, 2015



Conferences

Selected Conference and Seminar Papers Presented

1. "Copyright Law of Malaysia" - Workshop on Law for the Journalists- organised by the School of Mass Communication ITM and sponsored by the Asia Foundation (17/3/1988, 1989).
2. "Law and Business" - Telecoms Training Centre, Kuala Lumpur (26/9/1988).
3. "Copyright - Exceptions and Defences" - staff seminar (5/10/1988).
4. "Copyright Protection for the Artist/Designer" - Talk given to the Artists Association of Malaysia (26/3/1989).
5. "Copyright Law of Malaysia" - Malaysian Music Copyright Symposium- organised by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and Music Authors Copyright Protection (MACP) Bhd, Kuala Lumpur (17/1/1990).
6. "The Importance of an Effective Intellectual Property System in the Development of Technology" - 8th Conference of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation, Penang (12-14/2/1990).
7. "Piracy in the Music Industry" - ASEAN Law Student Conference, Kuala Lumpur (11/6/1990).
8. "Aspects of Intellectual Property Law in Building and Engineering Contracts"- The Engineered Environment in Building Conference, Singapore (3-4/10/1990).
9. "Copyright Law and Satellite and Cable Transmissions" - National Seminar on the Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Intellectual Property, Kuala Lumpur (25-27/10/1990).
10. "American Influence on the Development of Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia" - MAAS International Conference 1991 - The US Legal System: Its Influence on Malaysia and Asia, Kuala Lumpur (8-10/7/1991).
11. "The Media and Copyright Law" - ITM Workshop on Media and the Law, Shah Alam (9-12/7/1991).
12. "Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia" - ATRIP CONGRESS - Salamanca, Spain (6-9/10/1991)
13. "Essentials of Copyright Law for the Librarians" - Talk given to the librarians of Institut Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam - (25/2/1991)
14 "Confidential Information and the Employee" - Conference on Engineering Organisation - Legal Procedures, Responsibilities and Implications of Malaysian Laws and Regulations, Shah Alam (25-26/2/1992)
15. "Mass Communication and Copyright Law" - Talk given to the School of Mass Communication, National University, Bangi, Selangor (4/3/1992)
16. "Accession to the Berne Convention - Problems of Protection of Foreign Works of Applied Art in Malaysia." - Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), World Intellectual property Organisation Headquarter, Geneva (19/6/1992 - 1/7/1992)
17. "Akta Hakcipta dalam Konteks Perlindungan Karya-Karya Kartunis di Malaysia - Bengkel, Kartunis: Cabaran dan Masa Depan - ITM, Shah Alam (2/8/1992)
18. "Intellectual Property Law with Special Emphasis on Copyright" - School of Accountancy, ITM, Shah Alam - (14/10/1992)
19. "Recent Developments in Malaysian Intellectual Property Law - The Amendments to the Patents and Trade Marks Legislation" - paper presented at the Annual Meeting of ATRIP, 11-13, July 1994, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
20. "Protection of Minor Inventions", Asian Patent Forum, September 19 & 20 1996, Hong Kong
21. Panellist, "Software Piracy and Intellectual Property Protection", Seminar on Information Technology - Royal Malaysia Police Towards the Next Millennium, 23-25, June 1997, Subang Jaya.
22. "Copyright and Intellectual Property", The Inaugural Sam Black Asia-Pacific Senior Public Relations Course, 21-24, July, 1997, Kuala Lumpur.
23. The Copyright (Amendment) Act 1997", Seminar on Cyberlaws in Malaysia, Bar Council Malaysia, 29.11.1997
24. "Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Laws - Patents, Trade Marks and Geographical Indications", Intellectual Property Law Seminar for the Judiciary, Intellectual Property Training Centre, INTAN, June 2000, Kuala Trengganu
25. "Patent Protection for Pharmaceutical Inventions - Limits and Scope", 1st National Conference - Recent Developments in Intellectual Property: The Impact on Emerging Economies, 8-10 March 2001, Kuala Lumpur
26. "Patenting of Business Methods and Software-Related Inventions – Legal Aspects", Regional Training Course on Patent Search and Examination in Telecommunication Related Inventions, 8-20 October 2001, Kuala Lumpur
27. "K-Public Service and Government Policy: Cyber Laws, Intellectual Property Knowledge Protection", SEMINAR ON K-PUBLIC SERVICE: TOWARDS ITS IMPLEMENTATION November 12 - 13, 2001, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
28. "Compulsory Licensing in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Developing Countries - A Potent Weapon or an Emasculated Deterrent?", 2nd National Conference - Recent Developments in Intellectual Property: The Impact on Developing Economies, 26-27 March 2002, Kuala Lumpur
29. Globalisation, the K-Economy and the “Commoditisation” of Knowledge: The Multi-Faceted Roles of the Intellectual Property System, Persidangan Kebangsaan Undang-Undang Koporat 2002: Isu dan Cabaran Di Era Globalisasi, July 12 - 13, 2002, Universiti Utara Malaysia
30. "Current Issues in Patent Law: Business Methods and Software Patents", Conference on Intellectual Property: Impact on R & D Institutions, 30-31 July 2002, Hotel Equatorial, Bangi, Selangor
31. "The Malaysian Patents Act and Its Compliance with the Requirements of TRIPS", ASEAN Workshop on Search and Examination in the Field of Chemistry, with Focus on Pharmaceutical Inventions, Hotel Concorde, Kuala Lumpur, 21 Oct - 1 Nov 2002, European Patent Office and Intellectual Property Division, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.
32. "Protecting Plant and Animal Varieties under the Patents Act 1983: A Look at the Semantic Approach of the EPO", National Conference on Intellectual Property and Related Rights - "Intellectual Property and Technological Developments: Issues, Challenges and Options", 16-17 September 2003, Petaling Jaya
33. "Recent Developments in Asian Intellectual Property Law - the Malaysian Situation", Asian Intellectual Property Law and Policy Seminar, held in conjunction with the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property law and Policy, New York, USA, 14-16 April 2004.
34. "Failure to Work as a Ground for the Grant of a Compulsory Licence – TRIPS Compliant?", WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property Law
Geneva, Switzerland, June 28 to July 9, 2004.
35. "Patent Law in the Field of Computer-related Inventions at the USPTO, JPTO, EPO and UKPTO – A Comparison", ASEAN Workshop on Search and Examination in the Field of Computer-related Inventions, Kuala Lumpur, Organised by European Patent Office and Intellectual Property Training Centre, 4-15 April 2005.
36. "Utility Innovations - The Malaysian Perspective" at Seminar on Utility Models and Petty Patents - Should There be Protection for Minor Inventions?, Singapore, 14th April 2005.
37. "International Patent Law and Treaties - Paris, TRIPS, PLT and PCT", Seminar Memantapkan Prosidur dan Perundangan Sistem Paten Seksyen Formaliti Paten, 30-31/7/2005, Kuantan
38. "Ethical, Moral and Public Policy Considerations in the Granting of Intellectual Property Rights", Staff Lecture Series, Faculty of Law, UiTM, 29/7/2005
39. "Intellectual Property Rights and Its Impact on Access to Knowledge", National Consumer Convention, 2-3 August 2005, Kuala Lumpur
40. "Present Efforts in Malaysia to Integrate Intellectual Property in Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Biotechnology", Seminar on Intellectual Property Management in Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), Kuching, 12-13, December 2005.
41. “Second Tier Protection for Minor Inventions in Asia: An Appraisal of the Similarities and Differences”, Third ASLI Conference, 24-25 May 2006, Shanghai
42. “Cooperation between Academic Institutions in the Teaching of Intellectual Property and Carrying out of Intellectual Property Research”, WIPO National Symposium on Intellectual Property Teaching and Research, Kuala Lumpur 4-5 July 2006.
43. “Integrating the Intellectual Property System with Rights in Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: The Malaysian Situation and Lessons from Other Jurisdictions”, Conference on the Interface between Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property, Bar Council and AIPPI, 1 Sept 2006.
44. “Patenting Inventions: Issues and Challenges”, Training Course for Technology Entrepreneurship for Senior Scientists, Akademi Sains Malaysia in collaboration with MEDEC, UiTM, 15-26/1/2007.
45. “Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights: Avoiding Liabilities”, Training Course for Technology Entrepreneurship for Senior Scientists, Akademi Sains Malaysia in collaboration with MEDEC, UiTM, 15-26/1/2007.
46. “The Development of the Intellectual Property System in Malaysia and Related Policies “, GRIPS-UNU Symposium on Impact of the Intellectual Property System on Economic Growth in Asian Countries, Tokyo, 26-27 February 2007.Tokyo.
47. “The Economic Impact of Intellectual Property System: Malaysia”, Conference on Economic Impact of Intellectual Property System, Organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the United Nations University in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre with the assistance of the Japan Patent Office, Tokyo, May 15, 2007.
48. “Towards a Just and Equitable World: Providing a Nexus between the Obligations under Patent Law and the Convention on Biological Diversity”, The 4th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference, 24, 25 May 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia.
49. “International, Regional and National Initiatives to Provide a Nexus between Patent Law and the Convention on Biological Diversity”, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Forum, Singapore, 5th & 6th October 2007.
50. “Alternative Protection for Software”, MyIPO-JPO-MDeC-JII-IPAAM Joint IP Conference on
Software Inventions and Software Patents, Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, 27 and 28 February 2008.
51. ”Patenting Biotechnological Inventions in Malaysia: Guidance from the Jurisprudence of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Patent Office”, The 5th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference, 22, 23 May 2008, Singapore.
52. “The US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Possible Scope and Likely Impact on Malaysian IP Law", Workshop on IP Aspects of Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific Region” - Organized by Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies in Asia, University of Wollongong, 25 – 26th November 2008.
53. “Patent and Health Care”, Conference of the Future of Intellectual Property in ASEAN: Balancing Rights between Users and Owners – Organised by University of Malaya and ASEAN University Network, 13-14 January 2009, Hilton, Petaling Jaya.
54. “Can Everything Under the Sun be Patentable”?, Seminar Empowering SMEs Through Intellectual Property, National Intellectual Property Day, 2010, 26 April, 2010, Hotel Renaissance, Kuala Lumpur.
55. “National Experience on the Issues of Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Environment”, WIPO Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium on the Internet and Respect for Copyright and Related Rights, 8 – 10 June 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
56. “The Strategy of Branding and the Importance of Distinctive Signs in Developing Countries”, WIPO Inter-Regional Seminar on Industrial Property and its Impact on Economic Development October 17 - 19, 2010, Algiers, Algeria.
57. “Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia", Workshop on Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law in Southeast Asia - Organized by Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies in Asia, University of Wollongong, 13 – 14th December 2010.
58. “Economic and Cultural Contribution of Copyright”, WIPO National Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 21 - 22, 2010.
59. “Practice and Experience of Copyright Protection and Management in other Asian countries”, WIPO National Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 21 - 22, 2010.
60. “Malaysia and EU FTA” in Forum on EU and Malaysia FTA - Training Programme On Intellectual Property Protection And Global Trade: Impact And Capacity Building, UIA, 12-14 July 2011.
61. “Basic Notions and Concepts of Copyright and Related Rights”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights and Their Contribution to National Development, Yangon, October 6 and 7, 2011.
62. “The Protection and Management of Literary and Artistic Works: Rights of the Authors, Publishers and Artists s”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights and Their Contribution to National Development, Yangon, October 6 and 7, 2011.
63. “Practice and Experience of Copyright Protection and Management in other Asian countries”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights and Their Contribution to National Development, Yangon, October 6 and 7, 2011.
64. “Copyright and Traditional Cultural Expressions”, National Seminar on Means to Strengthen Copyright and Related Rights in Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam, 13 - 17, March 2012.
65. “Practice and Experience of Copyright Protection and Management in Other Asian Countries”, National Seminar on Means to Strengthen Copyright and Related Rights in Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam, 13 - 17, March 2012.
66. “The Importance of Respect for and the Awareness of Copyright and Related Rights”, National Seminar on Means to Strengthen Copyright and Related Rights in Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam, 13 - 17, March 2012.
66. “Intellectual Property Protection of Traditional Knowledge: The Malaysian Experience”, Forum on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge, 21 – 22 March 2012, Manila, Philippines, Organised by WIPO and IPOPHL in cooperation with NCCA, NCIP and NM.
67. “International Copyright and Related Rights Conventions from a Developing Country’s Perspective”, National Conference on Recent Developments in Copyright and Related Rights, 24 April 2012, Teheran, Iran.
68. “Intellectual Property Protection of TK and TCE: The Malaysian Experience”, WTO-ESCAP-IIUM Regional Workshop on Intellectual Property, Public Health and Environment Policy for Asian and Pacific Economies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-12 July 2012.
69. “National Experience in the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources”, WIPO First Interregional Meeting on South-South Cooperation on Intellectual Property Governance; Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore; and Copyright and Related Rights, Brasilia, Brazil, 8–10 August 2012.
70. “The Default Rules Relating to Joint Ownership of Patents – Pitfalls for the Unwary", 2012 Tuanku Jaafar Law Conference on Academic Entrepreneurship and University Start-ups, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia, 2nd to 3rd October 2012.
71. “Issues and Challenges in the Digitisation of Copyright Works”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 and 2 November 2012.
72. “Issues and Challenges of Orphan Works”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 and 2 November 2012.
73. “Economic, Social And Cultural Benefits Of Protecting Copyright And Related Rights”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 and 2 November 2012.
74. “Issues and Challenges in the Digitisation of Copyright Works”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights, Bangkok, Thailand, 5 and 6 November 2012.
75. “Issues and Challenges of Orphan Works”, WIPO National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights , Bangkok, Thailand, 5 and 6 November 2012.
76. “Current Situation of SME IPR Utilisation in Malaysia”, in Second Technical Workshop on the Intellectual Property Policy for SME Development, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Bangkok, 7 – 8 March 2013
77. “Capacity Building for IP Professionals in Malaysia: Quantity vs Quality”, in Symposium - The Roles of Intellectual Property In Shaping The National Innovation Landscape, 17 October 2013, Royale Chulan, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur
78. “Ownership of Employee Inventions in Malaysia – A Comparative Legal Analysis of Section 20 of the Patents Act 1983”, in ICMEF 2013 – 2nd International Conference on Management, Economics and Finance, Novotel 1Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 28-29 October 2013
79. “Ideas as Properties: The Property-Creating Role of the Intellectual Property System” Japan Graduate Association of Malaysia (JAGAM) 40th Anniversary Meet, Cyberview Lodge Resort and Spa, Cyberjaya, 16th November, 2013
80. ‘Regional, National and Local Experiences with the Meaning and Relevance of “Public Domain” in the Context of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions’, Invited Speaker, Seminar on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions – Regional, National and Local Experiences, 30 March – 1 April 2015, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva.
81. “Striking a Balance between Protection of Copyright and the Public Interest: Best Practices in Private-Public Partnerships”, Invited Speaker, National Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights and Emerging Issues, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 5-6 August 2015.
82. “Importance of Developing a Balanced National Copyright System: The Experience of Malaysia Concerning Limitations and Exceptions”, Invited Speaker, National Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights and Emerging Issues, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 5-6 August 2015.
83. “National Policies and Strategies to Address the Issues of Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Environment”, Invited Speaker, National Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights and Emerging Issues, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 5-6 August 2015.
84. “Building a Copyright System for Economic, Social and Cultural Benefits: The Practice and Experience of Other Countries in the Region”, Invited Speaker, National Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 30 August - 1 September 2015.
85. “Maximising the Cultural and Economic Value of Music, Arts and Other Creativity through the Copyright and Related Rights System: Roles and Functions of the Stakeholders”, Invited Speaker, National Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 30 August - 1 September 2015.
86. “The Relevance and Importance of Developing Copyright Policies and Strategies: A Useful Tool and Contributor for National Cultural and Economic Development”, Invited Speaker, National Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 30 August - 1 September 2015.
87. “Challenges of Developing Countries in Building the Needed Capacity for Different Stakeholders of Copyright and Possible Responses”, Invited Speaker, Sub-Regional Workshop on Copyright and Related Rights, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2 - 4 September 2015.
88. “Invalidation under Malaysian Patent Law”, 2016 Asia Intellectual Property Symposium – The Challenges and Prospect of Patent Invalidation in Taiwan and Asia, Taipeh, Taiwan, 30 September 2016.
89. ‘Mistakes to Avoid in PhD Theses”, Intellectual Discourse Programme Series, 4/2016, 22/8/2016.
90. “Applying Law Principles Using Cases and Statutes”, Bengkel Semakan Kurikulum Asasi Undang Undang 2016, 14 – 16 November 2016.



Research

i. Impact of Intellectual Property System on Economic Development – Japan Patent Office – 2007 - 2008
ii. Research on Biotechnology in Malaysia: Is There a Need for a Regulatory Framework? 2011 - 2012
iii. Success Cases of Japanese SMEs in IP Commercialization in the Creative Industry - Applicability to ASEAN – Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA – 2012 - 2013
iv. Innovation Practices in Government Agricultural Research Institutes - A Comparative Study Between Malaysia, Taiwan, India and China - 2017

 

Scholarships and Awards

a. Institut Teknologi MARA Staff Scholarship to study for the LL.M in London in 1985.
b. Institut Teknologi MARA - part award to study for the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law in London in 1986.
c. Institut Teknologi MARA Staff Scholarship - Ph.D programme in London from 1/11/1992 - 30/4/1996.
d. UiTM Excellent Service Award - 1992, 2002, 2014



Professional Membership

Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property - ATRIP (1991 - present)


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