Dr Li Yahong 李亞虹
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Yahong Li, JSD & JSM (Stanford), is an Associate Professor and Director of LLM Program in Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology.
Dr Li specializes in IP law with a focus on cross-disciplinary study on IP and innovation. She has been awarded Hong Kong government General Research Fund (GRF) on the projects of patents and biotech/pharmaceutical industries, and copyright and fair use, and was invited to join international collaborative projects on, inter alia, patent and innovation, IP and prosumerism, digital China, and copyright law reform. Her books “Imitation to Innovation in China: the Role of Patents in Biotechology and Pharmaceutical Industries (Edward Elgar, 2010), and International and Comparative Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and Practice (LexisNexis, 2005) received Faculty Outstanding Research Outputs award.
She has been invited to speak in more than 100 international conferences, and as a Visiting Professor or Speaker for public lectures at, inter alia, CREATe Center, WIPO Summer School on IP, ARCIALA of SMU, Santa Clara U., Jinan U., and Hong Kong Law Society. She has visited Cambridge, Harvard, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, Taiwan Academia Sinica, Melbourne U, and Zhejiang U. as a Visiting Fellow/Scholar. She is a member of International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in IP (ATRIP), a Council Member of China IP Law Research Association, a Legal Lead of Hong Kong Creative Commons, and an Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Institute for Patent Attorneys.
She has supervised over 10 PhD and MPhil students in the areas of patent and copyright laws. Currently, she teaches the courses of International and Comparative IP Law; Copyright and Creativity; and IP, Innovation and Development.
Books and Monographs:
- Patent and Innovation in China and Hong Kong: Two Systems in One Country Compared (ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
- Copyright, the Internet and the Balance of Rights (in Chinese) (ed.) (HKU Press, 2016)
- “China,” in Lionel Bently (ed.), International Copyright Law and Practice (LexisNexis, 2015 onward)
- Butterworths Hong Kong Patents Handbook, 2nd edition (LexisNexis, Hong Kong, 2011).
- “Imitation to Innovation in China: the Role of Patents in Biotechology and Pharmaceutical Industries (Edward Elgar, 2010)
- International and Comparative Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and Practice (LexisNexis, 2005)
Journal articles and book chapters:
- “Copyrightability of Remix Works and Creation of Remix Right,” in Susy Frankel (ed.), Intellectual Property as Funtional Pluralism (Edward Elgar, 2018 forthcoming).
- China’s Copyright Public Domain: A Comparison with Australia (co-authored with Graham Greenleaf), Australian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, No. 1, 2017.
- “User-Generated Content from International and Chinese Law Perspectives,” Austrian Intellectual Property Law Journal " Medien und Recht - International", issue 4/2016.
- “Intellectual Property and Innovation: Case Studies of China’s High-Tech Industries”, Oregon Review of International Law, Issue 2, Vol. 13 (2012), pp. 101-144.
- “Intellectual Property and Public Health: Two Sides of the Same Coin,” Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 6:389 , pp. 389-427.
- “Human Gene Patenting and Its Implications to Medical Research,” P. Yu (ed.), Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, London, 2007), pp 347-376.
- “Pushing for Greater Protection: the Trend of Chinese Software Industry and the Implications for the Rule of Law in China,” U. Penn. J. of Int’l Eco. L., Vol. 23:4, 2002, pp. 637-661.
- “The Wolf Had Come: Are China’s Intellectual Property Industries Prepared for the WTO?” UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal, Vol. 20:1, Fall 2002, pp. 77-112.
- “The Law-making Law: a Solution to the Problems in the Chinese Legislative System?” 1 Hong Kong Law Journal (2000), pp. 120-140.
- “The Central-HKSAR Legislative Relationship: A Constitutional Assessment,” in Raymond Wacks (ed), The New Legal Order in Hong Kong (Hong Kong University Press, 1999), pp 163-182.