In recent years, intellectual property has taken centre stage in much policy making worldwide. In line with this, the Hong Kong government is committed to making Hong Kong an innovation hub. In this new environment Intellectual Property in Hong Kong will be a go-to tool for practitioners, academics, students and others interested in Hong Kong intellectual property law and issues. The division on patent law deals with the changes to the Patents Ordinance which will come into force when the original patent grant system is introduced sometime in 2019. The division sets out the procedures that will be in place to apply for patents directly in Hong Kong and provide practical hands-on guidance for readers on the handling of patent cases. At the end of 2018, the Hong Kong Judiciary announced that a specialist list would be established during 2019 with two judges assigned to hear intellectual property cases. Practitioners have been informed that the goal will be to try all cases within 18 months. The establishment of an IP list is a very welcome development which should see the enforcement of IP rights in Hong Kong improve substantially and strongly support the goal of the Hong Kong government to establish Hong Kong as an innovation hub.