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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.

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