You are an information creator, as well as a consumer.
HKUST's Intellectual Property Policy provides information about how IP is administered in regards to information and innovations created by HKUST staff and students.
Making & Using Photocopies for Study & Research
Guidelines on the Use of Photocopies in Classroom Instruction
Check out Guidelines for Photocopying of Printed Works by Not-for-profit Educational Establishments, available from the Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong and their FAQ
Also see Copyright and Education on the HK IPD website.
This LibGuide provides general information about patent such as what is a patent, where to apply it in China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR and USA. It also lists the useful databases and internet resources.