Edmond Yau

Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Executive – Faculty of Natural Sciences

Edmond joined Imperial in February 2022 as an Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Executive. He primarily takes care of IP and licensing cases from the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Prior to joining Imperial, Edmond worked in Royal College of Art as Intellectual Property Manager who assists with queries regarding intellectual property especially patents and copyrights. Edmond has rich experience in transferring technology from tertiary institution to private sector before he moved to the UK.

Edmond worked in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong for more than a decade handling around several hundreds of inventions and thousands of patent applications/patents from Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine. He was also responsible for advising on IP strategy, patent prosecution, and the resolution of IP ownership. In addition to this, Edmond was in charge of the invention disclosure process, patent prosecution as well as licensing negotiations. He handled various types of agreements, including confidentiality, licensing, joint-ownership and royalty sharing agreements.

Edmond is a patent agent by training (qualified in the People Republic of China in 2016), with his first degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master degree in Laws specialised in IP Laws from the University of London. He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Edmond's portfolio

Genetic constructs for localised population suppression of pest species

Genetic constructs for localised population suppression of pest species

Efficient and localised suppression of wild pest populations Find out more

A technique to detect and discriminate mycobacteria using intact cell lipidomics

A technique to detect and discriminate mycobacteria using intact cell lipidomics

A technique to detect and discriminate mycobacteria using intact cell lipidomics Find out more

Microbiome therapeutics to inhibit the growth of CRE and VRE

Microbiome therapeutics to inhibit the growth of CRE and VRE

A proposed microbiome therapeutic against CRE and VRE, comprising a synthetic microbial consortium and inhibitory metabolites. Find out more

Dual-View Oblique Plane Microscopy

Dual-View Oblique Plane Microscopy

A novel approach to light-sheet fluorescence microscopy that uses a folded optical configuration to achieve both sample scanning and dual-view image acquisition. Find out more

Enhanced Light Extraction from Light Emitting Diodes Utilizing a Nanoparticle Meta Grid

Enhanced Light Extraction from Light Emitting Diodes Utilizing a Nanoparticle Meta Grid

A technique to enhance light extraction efficiency in light emitting diodes Find out more

Novel inhibitor of neuropathic pain

Novel inhibitor of neuropathic pain

This novel neutralising antibody-based approach offers an innovative and valuable therapeutic strategy for patients with neuropathic pain. Find out more

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