Dr Haochen Sun 孫皓琛

The Department of Law

Associate Professor of Law 
Director, Law and Technology Center 
LL.B. (Hons)., Zhejiang University College of Law 
LL.M., National University of Singapore Faculty of Law 
LL.M., Harvard Law School 
S.J.D., Duke University School of Law


Haochen Sun is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Technology Center at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. He specializes in intellectual property and technology law. His recent scholarship has focused on the theoretical and policy foundations of intellectual property, Chinese intellectual property law, and international and comparative intellectual property law. He has won research grants for projects dealing with copyright law and the public interest, intellectual property protection for luxury goods, and intellectual property and social justice.

Haochen has twice won the HKU Faculty of Law Research Output Prize. He is currently completing a book that puts forth a new ethical theory of copyright and the public interest. The book will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He co-edited The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property (Oxford University Press, 2015) with Professors Barton Beebe and Madhavi Sunder, and is co-editing The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019) with Professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh and Wee Loon Ng-Loy. 

Haochen has taught intellectual property courses at the University of California Davis School of Law and the University of North Carolina School of Law as a Visiting Professor. He has also delivered public lectures at many leading law schools in North America, Europe, and Asia. Moreover, he has organized many international conferences on intellectual property. 

In addition, Haochen has advised leading law firms and companies in the entertainment, information technology, and luxury and fashion sectors on matters relating to intellectual property protection. His opinions about intellectual property have appeared in BBCForbesThe Los Angeles TimesThe New York Times, the South China Morning Post, and Ming Pao and on Shenzhen Satellite TV and Radio Television Hong Kong.

Research Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Law
  • Chinese Law

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