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Prof. Nguyen Thai Cuong, (LLM Toulouse, Brighton, Munchen), Visiting Prof at University of Toulouse, France, visiting Lecturer at International university VNU, Lotus, Economics and Law, Hongbang University. He is a law lecturer and a diplomat for international relations, organise the conference on intellectual property law. He hold Master Degree and PhD in France with the French Gov scholarship and Erasmus in University of sussex, Brighton, then he had one year to do the research in Max Planck Munchen then he also visiting lecturer in Munich applied science university. At the moment, He is a lecturer in Patent and trademark and AI law at HCMC university of law, visiting lecturer in english and french in advanced programme in IU ( International university) HCMC, University of Champasak Laos PDR, and have a conference in SMU , IP Center in Singapore. Furthermore, He has practiced intellectual property law, in particularly, patent litigation, patent strategies, patent and trademark infringement litigation support, patent validity, patent infringement, and trade secret law. He has authored numerous research, including PhD Thesis on Intellectual property law and pharmaceutical patent (University of Toulouse Publication, 2016), Article on Reform of pharmaceutical law (Vietnam journal of social science Publication, 2015), Report on CSR of pharmaceutical company and patent strategies (Master Thesis – University of Sussex Publication, 2013), the compliance of Intellectual property law and TRIPS agreement (Master Thesis – University of Toulouse Publication, 2012) and Pharmaceutical patent and public health (LLB Thesis – HCMC University of law Publication, 2011). He concentrates on international jurisdictions in European countries such as France, Germany, and UK. He is a graduate of University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France where he earned a LLM Degree in International law, in 2012. He then earned his 2nd LLM Degree in European law, in a joint program with University of Sussex, United Kingdom in 2013. He received his PhD of law from University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France with the “Honorable grade”, in 2016.

Experiences:Lecturer on Intellectual Property, New Technology & AI Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, NTC Consultant Group, Hightech Start Up, Advisor, clinical legal center HCMULAW 

E-mail: tsnguyenthaicuonghcmulaw@gmail.com, ntcuong@hcmulaw.edu.vn Tel: 0909 556 012


 Sept 2016 – present: Lecturer, Department of Civil Law, University of Law HCMULAW
Visiting Lecturer, International University, National University VNU
 Key courses: Intellectual Property Law, Business & trade Law, Civil law
 May 2017: Guest speaker, Department of Intellectual property, Singapore University of Management, Singapore
 June 2016: Guest Lecturer, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Key courses: Intellectual Property Law for Travel Product Development


Nguyen, T.C. (2016) Reform of pharmaceutical laws 2005. Journal of Political Science Hanoi. Hanoi.

Intellectual property litigation. Conference proceeding. Civil law youth union, HCMULAW
Emerging Technologies and Human Rights. Conference Proceeding. European Council, 2015, France.


Presentation to conference, 30-31 January, ASIAN IP Conference: “Pharmaceutical Patent And Access To Medication­ Experience From Vietnam”. https://arciala.smu.edu.sg/conference/asian-ip-works-in-progress-conference?itemid=621


Others :

Nguyen, T.C. (2017) CV and cover letter guidance for intership. Conference proceeding. Ho Chi Minh City University of law, Vietnam

International relations:

Prof. Michele Ford, University of Sydney, michele.ford@sydney.edu,au

Anna Speidel, Consultate general of the Federal republic of Germany, wi-10@hoch.diplo.de

Prof Kanamii Shibashi, Tokyo, Japan, kanamiishibashi@gmail.com

Prof. Hilty Reto, Germany <hilty@ip.mpg.de>

Association of French Student Master 2 Alumni – HCMC

Master 2 – Assas – UEL Vietnam

Antoine Benaim <antoinebenaim@yahoo.fr
Cartier Stephane <cartierstephane8@gmail.com
Alienor Martel <alienor.martel@gmail.com
Le Floch Alice <aalice.l@hotmail.fr>

RUSSIA Federation

Danil S. Varich, cgrushcm@yandex.ru

Yaroslav, Russian Science & Culture exchange in HCMC, 0326 5506 15

Mr. Thương, Intepreter, 093 317 02 65

Dmitry dvkviet@yandex.com


FULBRIGHT UNIVERSITY: nghia.pham@fulbright.edu.vn

Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Sokly Siev: sievsokly@yahoo.com / siev@itc.edu.kh

Đại học cần thơ: Khổng Tiến Dũng: ktdung@ctu.edu.vn


PETER N. FOWLER (senior counsel): peter.fowler@yspto.gov

Hội đồng đạo đức Khoa Y – ĐHQG-HCM

Nguyễn Hoàng Tuấn nhtuan@medvnu.edu.vn

GS.TS.BS. Hoang Tu Hung” <tuhung.hoang@gmail.com>,
“PGS.TS.BS. Le Van Quang” <lvquang@medvnu.edu.vn>,
“PGS.TS.BS. Le Van Quang” <myfamilyr16@yahoo.com>,
“PGS.TS.DS. Le Minh Tri” <leminhtri1099@gmail.com>,
“PGS.TS.DS. Le Minh Tri” <lmtri@medvnu.edu.vn>,
“ThS. Nguyen Hoang Dung” <nhoangdung@medvnu.edu.vn>,
“GS.TS.BS. Tran Thi Loi” <tranthiloi@hotmail.com>,
cc: “ThS.BS. Tran Huy Dung” <thdung@medvnu.edu.vn>,



Tilleke & Gibbins: Le Xuan Loc, Ip enforcement, hanoi :  loc.l@tilleke.com



Trưởng khoa Luật :

Hiệu trưởng:

PGS.TS Nguyễn Tiến Dũng :


PGS.TS Hoàng Công Gia Khánh:


Thay Nam: namlevu@uel.edu.vn

CÔ NHUNG FRANCE: nhungnth@uel.edu.vn

VIETNAM: Nguyen Bao Thanh Nghi, Hoa Sen university, nghi.nguyenbaothanh@hoasen.edu.vn Dao Xuan Hoi, University of Labor and social affaires, xuanhoi.ulsa@gmail.com Phan Chinh, INTEK company,  chinh@intek.io Luong Minh Huân, VCCI, Vien phat trien doanh nghiep, huanlm@vcci.com.vn Chau Viet Bắc, VIAC, bac.chau@viac.org.vn Phan Thi Yen Nhi, UBND Tỉnh An Giang, Trung tâm xúc tiến thương mại Đầu tư, ptynhi@angiang.gov.vn ; phannhiag@yahoo.com.vn University PRESS: Ms Nam Phuong, hoangngocnamphuong@gmail.com. Ms Vy, anhvy111198@gmail.com


Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology www.hcmut.edu.vn/en

Trường Đại Học Sư Phạm Kỹ Thuật TPHCM hcmute.edu.vn

Lotus University:

Nghiem Tan Phong, Coordinator of finance, Faculty of Economics: phong.nghiemtan@hoasen.edu.vn


Grosclaude, Uni of Tls Capitole: Laurent Grosclaude lgroscl@univ-tlse1.fr

Japan: kanamiishibashi@gmail.com

Singapore: LIU Kung-Chung <kcliu@smu.edu.sg>

Tolouse Capitole: <Alexandra.Mendoza-caminade@ut-capitole.fr>, <Alexandra.Mendoza-caminade@univ-tlse1.fr>

Jacque Larrieu: Jacques.Larrieu@univ-tlse1.fr , cj.larrieu@wanadoo.fr 

McGill, Canada: “Yann Joly, Prof.” <yann.joly@mcgill.ca>


International Professor

International relation


Chiang Mai University
Dr. Ploykaew Porananond,  Assistant Dean for International Relations Faculty of Law- Ploykaew Porananond ploykaew.porananond@gmail.com


Thammasat University

Sirima Sirimattayanan, Office Manager, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) Faculty of Law –







 Nguyen Thai Cuong, Thomas Hoffmann, Tanel Kerikmäe, Industrial Property law, Fundamental issues on Vietnamese law European and Asean Legal aspects

Nguyen Thai Cuong, Bradley, Access to medication, introduction to Vietnamese copyrights law, AI revue inernational du droit comparé, 2020

 Nguyen Thai Cuong, Andrée Puttemans, Reform Vietnamese copyrights law in digital age, internet and artificial intelligence, 2020

Olivier Gout, Nguyen Thai Cuong, Le préjudice moral des personnes morales, Journal juridique de l’Assemblée nationale Vietnamienne, 2019.

Alexandra Mendoza, Nguyen Thai Cuong, AI and national Asean Strategy, 2019 -2022.

 Ino-lyza Mu, Nguyen Thai Cuong, Corporate governance of SOEs, a comparison of Vietnamese and Zambian company law.

 Yuliya Ivankevych, Nguyen Thai Cuong, Vietnam and Ucraine Business law

 Rick Ball <Richard.Ball@uwe.ac.uk>, Comparative law (Vietnam & UK, or indeed Vietnam, UK & US), UK’s new relationship with Vietnam after the UK leaves the EU (Brexit).

 Martina Gillen Martina.Gillen@uwe.ac.uk

 Andrée Puttemans, Nguyen Thai Cuong, Patent law and legal responsibility on artificial intelligence

 Nguyen Thai Cuong, Benjamin Blanquière, Droit administratif comparé France-Vietnam

 Jeanjacques Kazingufu, Nguyen Thai Cuong, Droit de la PI,

 Nguyen Thai Cuong, Accès aux médicaments par l’aspect du droit de brevet et la marque de l’Intelligence artificcielle, Post-doc research project

 Jean-Christophe Galloux, discussion on french and Vietnamese IP law.

 Post-doc research project with McGill University, Canada. Yann Joly, Prof.” <yann.joly@mcgill.ca

 Short research program, Pantheon-Sorbonne : jean-christophe.galloux@orange.fr

 Bit-coin discussion, Univerity of Paris 2. michel.grimaldi@u-paris2.fr

 AI, NUS Singapore, EWING-CHOW Michael lawmec@nus.edu.sg





This presentation will focus on two recent cases related to patent litigation in Viet Nam so as to explain the challenges of patent enforcement. It also offers a useful background to better understand the differences between Viet Nam and others countries in ASEAN in the context of patent litigation.



Civil Law Rules on Robotics

European Parliament resolution of 16 February 2017 with recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics (2015/2103(INL))


Can You Sue a Robocar? A pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe.


Artificial Intelligence Collides with Patent Law, 2018


Promoting access to medical innovation,


The impact of artificial inteelligence on medical innovation


AI could threaten pharmaceutical patents,


Carlo De Pietro, Paul Camenzind, I Sturny, L Crivelli, S Edwards-Garavoglia, A Spranger, F Wittenbecher, W Quetin, Health system reniew, Health Systems in Transition, Vol. 17. No. 4. 2015.

Julian Lowe, Nick Crawford, Innovation and technology transfer for the growing firm, pregamon press 1984.

  1. Jackson Knight, patent strategy for researchers and research managers, Wiley, 2007.

Hiroko Yamane, Interpreting TRIPS, Globalization of intellectual property rights and access to Medicines, oxford and Portland, 2011.

Carolyn Deere, the implementation game, oxford, 2009.

Hiroyuki odagiri, arika goto, atsushi sunami, and Richard R. Nelson, Intellectual property rights, Oxford, 2012.

Kevin White, one patent ( and Court) to rule them all : An unexpected European decision ? Intellectual property & technology law journal, Volume 25, Number 3, March 2013, p 25

Abernathy, WJ and Utterback, JM. ( 1978) Patterns of Industrial Innovation. Technology Review.

“Primer: Genome and Genetic Research, Patent Protection and 21st Century Medicine” http://www.bio.org/ip/primer/main.asp

When is Something Prior Art Against a Patent. On trouvera sur la page Internet suivante : http://www.iusmentis.com/patents/priorart/ des explications simples sur ce qu’est l’état de la technique.


Patents, diseases and access to health – Dr Emilie Cloatre

Le Marketing “Industrie Pharmaceutique” de la Folie


The Pharmaceutical Industry




Alexandra Abello, préface de Michel Vivant, La licence, instrument de régulation des droits de propriété intellectuelle, L.G.D.J. L’extenso édition. 2008

Graham Dutfield, Uma Suthersanen, Global intellectual property law, Edward Elgar, 2008

Patrick Tafforeau, Cédric Monnerie, Anais Benfedda, Droit de la propriété intellectuelle, 3 édition.

Christophe Geiger, Quelle mise en œuvre des droits de propriété intellectuelle au niveau international.

Retour sur l’Accord commercial anti-contrefaçon ( ACTA), Propriété intellectuelles, N043, Thomson Reuters Transactive.

Daniel de Beer, Brevet, santé publique et accès aux médicaments essentiels Une fin du droit, Bruylant, 2011.

Johoanna Gibson, Intellectual property, Medicine and health, ASHGATE.

LAMY, Droit commercial, 2011.

Raymond Guillien, Jean Vicent 2001, Lexique des termes juridique, 13e edn, Dalloz, Paris.

Michelle Fontaine, Robert Cavalerie, Danielle Fouihé, Jacque- André Hassenforder 2, Notion fondamentales de droit, Edition Foucher, Vannves, France 2006.

Giovani DISTEFANO et Gionata P. BUZZINI, Bréviaire de jurisprudence international, 2005, Bruylant, Bruxelles.

Edited by Keith E. Maskus, The WTO, IntellectualpropertyRights and the KnowledgeEconomy, , 2004, UK.

Vivant, Michel, Le droit des brevets, Paris, Dalloz, 2005.

BRUGUIERE Jean-Michel, «  Droit des propriétés intellectuelles » Ellipses, 2005.

Frédéric POLLAUD-DULIAN, La brevetabilite des inventions, Litec, 1997.

Sophie Montastruc Depoutre, Droit, information et medicaments, Thèse de l’université Toulouse, 2011.

Actes coordonnées de commission européenne, Secteur pharmaceutique, 1994.



Azéma et Galloux, Droit de la propriété intellectuelle, Précis Dalloz, 2006.

  1. Schidt et J.L.Pierre, Droit de la propriété industrielle, Litec.

Jurisclasseur en ligne,  Brevet, marques.

F.Pollaud – Dullian, Droit de la propriété industrielle, Paris : Montchrestien, 1999.

Joanna Smidth – Szalewski, Jean – Luc Pierre, Droit de la propriété industrielle, Litec, p34

LAMY, Droit commercial, 2011.

Raymond Guillien, Jean Vicent 2001, Lexique des termes juridique, 13e edn, Dalloz, Paris.

Michelle Fontaine, Robert Cavalerie, Danielle Fouihé, Jacque- André Hassenforder 2006,

Notion fondamentales de droit, Edition Foucher, Vannves, France 2006.

Revue Propriétés intellectuelles, Thomson reuters Transactive, no 39, 2011.

Giovani DISTEFANO et Gionata P. BUZZINI, Bréviaire de jurisprudence international, 2005, Bruylant, Bruxelles.

The WTO, IntellectualpropertyRights and the KnowledgeEconomy, Edited by Keith E.  Maskus, 2004, UK.

Vivant et Michel, Le droit des brevets, Paris, Dalloz, 2005.

Nicolas Binction, Droit de la propriété intellectuelle, L.G.D.J, Lextenso éditions, 2010.

Code de propriété intellectuelle française 2008.

Raymond Guillien, Jean Vicent 2001, Lexique des termes juridique, 13e edn, Dalloz, Paris.

Edited by Keith E. Maskus, The WTO, Intellectual property Rights and the Knowledge Economy, 2004, UK.

Anne-sophie Gourdin-Lamblin, Le régime juridique du brevet dans l’Union européenne, Edition TEC & DOC, 2003.



Khoi Nguyen,La portée de commerce selon les ADPIC et selon le droit Vietnamien.

Lê khả kế, Dictionnaire français-Vietnamien, vietnamien-français, Nhà xuất bản văn hóa sài gòn, 2002.



http://www.inpi.fr / Brevets, Marque




http://www.noip.gov.vn, Département de la propriété intellectuelle Vietnamien

http://www.moit.gov.vn, Ministre de l’industrielle, du commerce vietnamien

http://www.wto.org, Droit de la propriété intellectuelle




Intellectual Property and Biotechnology: A Training Handbook, APEC 2001. http://www.apecipeg.org/library/resources/biotech.asp

“Biotechnology Intellectual Property Manual” publié en 2001 par Biotechnology Australia, à consulter en ligne à l’adresse suivante : http://www.biotechnology.gov.au/library/content_library/BA_IPManual.pdf

Website :






4th Asian IP Work-In-Progress Conference Bios – Conference Presenters
and Chairs. 30th – 31st January 2019

Devika AGARWAL is an Analyst (Policy Outreach and Government Relations) at the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) in India. Devika holds a Master of Law (LL.M..) degree from the University of Cambridge. She has worked previously as a researcher at IIT Madras, Centre for WTO Studies (a Department of Commerce think-tank on international trade) and Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property & Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi. Devika graduated with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from National Law University, Lucknow in 2015. Her interest in IP was sparked when she started writing on Spicy IP (India’s leading blog on IP and innovation law and policy). Her areas of interest in law include internet law, constitutional law and law and economics. Devika frequently contributes opinion articles on First Post. At NASSCOM, she analyses policy issues which impact the IT and BPO industries in India.
Feroz ALI is the Department of Industry Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry Chair on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He teaches intellectual property laws and business laws. He is the author of three books on patent law including, “The Access Regime: Patent Law Reforms for Affordable Medicines” (OUP, 2016). He is a practicing advocate at the Madras High Court. He litigates and counsels in intellectual property law, corporate law and competition law but his primary focus remains in patent law. He has appeared before the Supreme Court, the High Courts, Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the Patent Offices and represented clients across different industries. He is an alumnus of Government Law College (Calicut University), National Law School (Bangalore), Trinity College (University of Cambridge) and Duke Law School (Duke University).
Ankita ASERI is a law student pursuing B.B.A LL.B. (Intellectual Property Hons.) at National Law University, Jodhpur in India. Her interest lies in Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Cyber Law. She is currently the student researcher of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) IP Chair at National Law University, Jodhpur. As a student researcher, she has played a substantial role in raising IP awareness and was part of the drafting committee of the Geographical Indications Policy, drafting for the Government of Rajasthan, India. She has written papers and blog posts on different fields of law such as Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional law and Criminal law which are published in reputed Journals and blogs. She started her experience as an Editor with the Alexis Foundation and is now a part of the editorial board of various reputed Journals like Bologna Law Review; Journal of Innovation, Competition and Information Law; Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly; etc. She has interned with Lok Sabha Secretariat which enabled her to understand the working of one of the most important democratic institution in India. Besides devoting time to academics she also pursues photography.
Andy CHEN is currently Professor of Law in the Department of Financial and Economic Law at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He served as Commissioner of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) from 2007 to 2010. During his term at the TFTC, he was responsible for the agency’s international affairs, in addition to his case-reviewing obligations. He supervised submissions and led delegates to annual meetings of the OECD Competition Committee in Paris. His familiarity with international competition laws and policies has made him a regular speaker on related topics to government agencies, private companies, and leading academic institutions and professional organizations, including Yale University, University of Southern California, National University of Singapore, Korea University, Sogang University, Kyushu University, National Law University (Delhi, India), Jindal Global University (Delhi, India), Global Competition Review, and LeadershIP(USA). He
4 also regularly provides expert opinions in lawsuits and actively participates in public hearings, conferences and workshops hosted by the TFTC, regulatory agencies as well as private business. Professor Chen earned his law degrees from National Taiwan University, Soochow University (Taiwan), Duke University and Northwestern University (Doctor of Juridical Science). He has published extensively on antitrust and regulatory issues in Chinese and English, mainly from the perspective of economic analysis. His most recent publications include: (1) Justifications and Limitations for Adopting Divergent Competition Policy and Law in Emerging Economies, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy (Volume 43, Summer 2015); (2) New Enforcement Trend for Vertical Restraints After Implementation of the 2015 Amendments to the Taiwan Fair Trade Act: A Preliminary Analysis, Competition Law International (Volume 12, No. 1, April 2016); (3) Patent Assertion Entities in Merger Review in Taiwan: Issues of Characterization and Remedies (book chapter in Patent Assertion Entities and Competition Policy, Cambridge University Press, January 2017); (4) Investigating Competition Cases in Taiwan: the Inquisitorial Principle and the Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position, CPI Antitrust Chronicle (Volume 1, April 2017); (5) Global Analysis of the Intersection of Antitrust and Intellectual Property: Taiwan, Perspective on International Antitrust (Issue 2, May 2018).
Hao-Yun CHEN is currently working as an Assistant Professor in College of Law, National Taipei University (Taiwan). She teaches patent law, trademark law, and seminars on intellectual property law. She received a Doctor of Laws from Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University in Japan (2014), a Master of Laws (2008) and a Bachelor of Laws in National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2005). Prior to becoming a researcher, she worked as an associate attorney in a law firm in Taiwan. Her research interests include: intellectual property law and the relationship between intellectual property law and competition law. She is the author of several academic articles, such as “The Enforcement of Standard-Essential-Patents, Abuse of Right, and the Abuse of Monopoly Power” and “A Maker or an Infringer? 3D Printing technology and Patent Infringing Liability”, to name but a few. She presented her research papers in several international conferences. She is the principal investigator of several research projects founded by the Taiwanese government. She joined the VIPP (visionary IP professors) for Asian IP Cooperation Project initiated by the ARCIALA of Singapore Management University since 2016. She is also a member of several IP professional associations, including Japan Association of Industrial Property Law, the Copyright Law Association of Japan, the Fair Trade Law Association of Taiwan, and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Law Association.
Wenting CHENG is now a research fellow at the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, Law Schol, Singapore Management University. She undertook her Ph.D. project China: Rule-taker or Rule-maker in the International Intellectual Property System? at the School of Regulation and Governance (RegNet) of the Australian National University from Feburary 2014 to December 2018. From February to December 2018, Wenting was a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies, working on geographical indications in East Asian countries. From September 2017 to December 2018, Wenting was a research assistant at the ANU Center for China in the World, working on criminology in China. Wenting was a researcher at Development and Research Center of State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) from August 2009 to January 2014. At the Center, she participated in over 20 research projects and submitted policy briefs related to China’s intellectual property laws, policies and national strategies, especially focusing on patent. Wenting obtained her LL.M.. degree from Peking University and LL.B degree from Shanghai International Studies University. Her paper How China Built the World’s Biggest Patent Office – The Pressure Driving Mechanism (coauthoed with Professor Peter Drahos) was published at IIC in 2018. Wenting’s current research interest is data exclucivity, geographical indications in China.
Christy Yachi CHIANG obtained her bachelor degree in Law from National Taiwan University, LL.M. in CyberLaw from Leeds University (UK) and Ph.D. at Durham University (UK). Prior to launching her academic career in 2012, Dr. Chiang worked in Taiwan Legislative Yuan, Taiwan International Law Association and Tech-Law firms, which enriched her with solid field experience and diversified networks in both private and public sectors. As the faculty member of the IP graduate institute at National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Dr. Chiang has published regularly on issues related to IP laws and regulations regarding technology innovation. Apart from her research and teaching activities, Dr. Chiang also constantly acts as the external consultant to companies and various
6 government bodies to help deal with emerging legal challenges relating to technology. Her opinions regarding IP law/digital innovation regulation issues have frequently appeared and syndicated by different forms of Taiwan media. In addition, after 5 years of service as the director in patent licensing and technology transfer center at NTUT, a university famous for nurturing entrepreneurship and academia-industry collaboration in Taiwan, Dr. Chiang has continuously helped to improve the university technology transfer mechanism, maintain the domestic industry links and develop international collaboration with foreign offices. She enjoys exploring the frontier of knowledge on and off the campus, transferring her knowledge to the industry, and engaging in public policy discussions based on her expertise by invitation.
Dr. Ravindra CHINGALE is an Advocate on Record of Supreme Court of India. He was an invited researcher by Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan. He is also a registered Patent and Trademark agent of Indian Patent Office. He is an engineer turned lawyer and received his doctorate in law and technology from National Law University Delhi. His research topic was ‘Protection of Computer Software and its Impact on Indian Industry: Revisiting Indian Patent Law’. He is a visiting lecturer at Indian Law Institute and Indian Society of International Law. He was a recipient of fellowship from University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He worked as a consultant in Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India and was also member of subcommittee on Bilateral Investment Treaty appointed by Law Commission of India. He has vast experience of more than 13 years in the field of law. He was working with Emerson Technologies as a quality control engineer. A chapter on “Access to Information: A National Report about India” in a book titled ‘The Right of Access to Public Information’, published by Springer Publication was written by him.
CUI Guobin is the Associate Dean for International Affairs and Academics as well as Director of the Center for Intellectual Property at Tsinghua University Law School. Professor Cui earned his Ph.D. in law, LL.M.., and B.Sc. in Chemistry from Peking University, and his second LL.M.. from Yale Law School. His scholarly interests include intellectual property, antitrust, property, and law and economics theory. He has published more than 20 law review articles and two popular casebooks, “Patent Law: Cases and Materials” (1st edition in 2012, 2nd edition in 2015) and “Copyright Law: Cases and Materials” (2014). Before he joined Tsinghua in 2002, he had practiced IP law in Beijing and Shanghai. In 2008, he worked as an intern for Judge Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Law School in 2008, the University of Chicago Law School in July 2012, the University of Washington Law School in May 2013 and the University of New South Wales in February 2018. He also serves as an adjunct researcher, the Center for Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property, the Supreme People’s Court of China; Legal advisor, Beijing High People’s Court; Specialist Juror, Beijing Intellectual Property Court; and Legal advisor, the People’s Court of Haidian District of Beijing.
DANG Yujie is a Ph.D. candidate of Law school in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She studied Computer Science and Technology from 1999 to 2003 in Nanjing Normal University of China and got her bachelor degree of Sciences in 2003. She became a software engineer in HopeRun software corporation when she graduated from university, and during that time she participated in the development of several large projects, such as OA System of Nanjing Local Taxation Bureau in Jiangsu province of China, Boss System of a mobile carrier in Hongkong, and etc. In 2013, she studied Law in Law School of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and got her Juris Master degree in 2016. When she graduated from Law school, she went in to a law firm and worked as a paralegal. In addition, she got lawyer license in that period of time and got many opportunities to
8 take part in handling with several lawsuits and arbitrations about game software copyright infringement. Her research interests including Intellectual Property, Cyber Law and Policy especially Cyberspace Security Law.
Zhihong DENG is an associate professor, currently a Ph.D Candidate at School of Management of Huazhong University of Science & Technology. Prior to this, she worked at Yantai University where she taught Economic Law, Intellectual Property Law. Her research interests lie in IP law, Competition Law and IP Management. The topic of her doctoral dissertation focuses on the issue of StandardEssential Patent (SEP). She is in-charge-of two departmental-level projects, and took part in as one main member twelve State-Level and Ministerial/Provincial-Level Projects. She also published 5 articles in CSSCI journals and Core Journals of Peking University. Additionally, Zhihong is a member of the Consultant Committee of Intellectual Property Supervising Service at People’s Procuratorate of Yantai City.
Bharat DUBE earned a Juris Doctor degree from Duke Law School in 1986 and is a graduate of the United World College of the Atlantic, and Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude, ’83). Bharat was a key member of the litigation and enforcement team of Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods conglomerate, between 1990 and 2010 and headed Richemont’s global IP litigation team for several years. At Richemont, he was particularly responsible for the Group’s two principal brands, Cartier and Montblanc. Prior to joining Richemont, Bharat worked with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva. He has lectured extensively at IP symposia around the world, including events sponsored by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the International
9 Trademark Association, ACACAP, WIPO and various bar associations and universities. He is an honorary adjunct professor at the O.P. Jindal Law School in India.
Kudrat-E-KHUDA is an Associate Professor of Law at Daffodil International University, Bangladesh. He is the former Visiting Professor of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, Philippines. He worked at City University, Cox’s Bazar International University and the University of Information Technology & Sciences as Head of the Law Department for couple of years. Dr. Khuda is an International Member of Amnesty International, Climate Activist of Greenpeace International and Column Writer of different leading national dailies of Bangladesh. He is the regular writer of the monthly Current World also. He worked as a journalist at the daily Prothom Alo and at the ABC Radio during his student life. He is the former President of Rajshahi University Journalist Association (RUJA) and now the Adviser of RUJA. Dr. Khuda is the former Trainee of Bangladesh Legal Aid & Services Trust, a leading human rights organization in Bangladesh. He participated in national and international seminars, workshops and training programs in several times. He obtained scholarships, fellowship and got a lot of prizes for his research, extracurricular and co-curricular activities. A large number of research articles of him have been published in different journals including the journal of University of Oxford, UK. Moreover, his book `Company Law with Bangladesh Context’ has been published from Germany in 2014 and another book ‘Know the Law, Obey the Law’ has been published from Daffodil International University Press in 2018. He is the Editorial Board Member of the Bangladesh Institute of Legal Development Journal, the International Journal of Research in Humanities, and Social Studies, India and the International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Studies, USA. He is also the External Ph.D. Thesis Examiner of the KIIT University, Odisa, India and reviewer of different law journals at home and abroad.
Chamindi EKANAYAKE is a Senior Associate at Nithya Partners, Attorneys-at-Law and is involved in handling intellectual property matters of the firm. She is an Attorney-at-Law and had obtained her LL. B (Hons.) from the University of Colombo and later completed her LL.M. and MBA (Finance) from the same university. She is particularly interested in intellectual property law and information technology law and has presented research papers at various national and international legal conferences including the Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2018.
GOH Yihan is the Dean of the School of Law, Singapore Management University. His research focuses primarily on the law of contract and torts, with a secondary interest in the principles of statutory interpretation and the legal process. In recognition of his invaluable contributions to the development and advancement of Singapore law, he became the youngest recipient of the pentennial Singapore Academy of Law Singapore Law Merit Award in 2013. Apart from his academic activities, Yihan is also active in the Singapore legal profession. Amongst his appointments, he is a board member of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and the Singapore Judicial College. He has been appointed amicus curiae before the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Singapore High Court. He is also a Visiting Academic at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and a Professorial Fellow at the AGC Academy. He is periodically consulted by law firms in his areas of expertise, and has appeared as instructed counsel and an expert witness.
Trina HA is the Director of the Legal Department at IPOS where she manages the legal affairs of the IP office as well as advising on and reviewing IP legislation and international agreements. Trina also holds the following concurrent appointments:
• Head, IP Management (Government) where she leads a team of consultants to render IP management related advice and services to public agencies; and
• Senior Faculty of the IP Academy, the training arm of IPOS. Prior to joining public service, Trina was in private practice where she specialised in matters involving the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property rights. She conducted talks and customized workshops on intellectual property rights for various companies, organisations and institutes of higher learning and was legal adviser to various industry associations. Trina co-authored the volume on Media Law published by Butterworths as the first title in the series of Singapore Precedents and Forms. During her time in legal practice, she was ranked annually since 2007 in the intellectual property industry and TMT industry by the Asia Pacific Legal 500.
Tianxiang HE (China P. R. 1984) is an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Dr. He holds a LL.B. degree (Huaqiao University, China, 2007) and a Master degree in International Law (Jinan University, China, 2009). Dr. He received his degree of Ph.D. in IP law at Maastricht University (the Netherlands, 2016), where he was Researcher at the Department of International and European Law, and Ph.D. Fellow at Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR), and another Ph.D. degree in Criminal Law at Renmin University of China (2017). From August 2012 to July 2013, Dr. He worked in the Research Center for the Legal Systems of Intellectual Property of Waseda University as a visiting researcher. In Europe, the Ius Commune
12 Research School conferred to him an Honorable Mention in the Ius Commune Prize 2014. As of 1st August 2016, Dr. He is working as Assistant Professor in School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. Dr. He is also acting as an External Fellow in IGIR, Maastricht University. He is also serving as a reviewer of Journals such as Asia Pacific Law Review, Hong Kong Law Journal, and Computer Law & Security Review. Dr. He is the author of Copyright and Fan Productivity in China: A Cross-jurisdictional Perspective. Dr. He’s articles appeared in SSCI journals such as American Journal of Comparative Law, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and Computer Law & Security Review.
HENG Wang is an associate professor at UNSW Law, and co-director of UNSW Law’s Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, one of the largest centres in this field. His research was quoted by scholars such as those from Oxford University and the Max Planck Institute. Heng spoke at the WTO Headquarters and leading institutions including Harvard University, Oxford University, New York University and the LSE, and taught in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the US as visiting professor. He was or is executive council member of one global, two Asian and all three Chinese societies of international economic law. Heng has advised or provided training to the government, the APEC, and the private sector, and is an arbitrator of arbitration institutions in China and Europe. He is also a university visiting professorial fellow at Southwest University Political Science and Law. Heng studies the frontline of China’s international economic law practice (e.g., the Belt and Road Initiative, and central bank digital currency), its rationale and implications.
Weijie HUANG, LL.B. and LL.M.. (Sun Yat-sen University), is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. She got the 2017-2018 Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award and studied in the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law as a visiting student researcher from September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. She is now studying in Singapore Management University, School of Law after she was selected to participate in a Ph.D. training program. Her research interests include copyright, user-generated content, media law and law and economics. She got first prize in 2016 Guangdong Province Law Society-Civil & Commercial Law Association Conference and the Outstanding Paper Award in 2017 China Law and Economics Forum. She also ranked Top 10 in 2018 ATRIP Essay Competition. She was involved in many research projects including “Digital China” committed by Australian Research Council, “Joint Research Project on Prosumerism and IP” funded by Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, “Fair Use and Creativity across the US, the EU, Hong Kong and Mainland China” committed by the General Research Fund of Hong Kong, and a National Nomocracy and Legal Theory Project “Governance of Plagiarism: Between Academic Ethics and Legal Rules” sponsored by Ministry of Justice of PRC.
(Mohammad) Towhidul ISLAM is a Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his Ph.D. in intellectual property law from Macquarie University, Australia. He holds an LL.M. in international human rights law from the University of East London, United Kingdom and an LL.B (honours) and an LL.M. from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended the UN/UNITAR Fellowship in international law at the Hague Academy of International Law, and participated in the WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Intellectual Property Law Teachers held in Geneva and Singapore. He presented papers in many conferences including the ATRIP Congress 2017 held in Wellington and the SIEL Global Conference 2018 held in Washington DC. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including the Dhaka University Law Journal and the Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics.
14 He also reviews articles for a number of journals. He also offers his consultative services to the government agencies, national organizations and international institutions including the ADB and the WIPO. He is also a regular op-ed legal issues contributor in leading national dailies including the Daily Star. His current teaching and research areas include intellectual property law, corporate law, land law, and human rights law. His research articles appear in a number of reputed refereed journals. One of his research monographs was published in the United Kingdom.
Shrinkhala JAISWAL completed her BA., LL.B. in 2017 from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India. She developed a keen interest in Intellectual property (IP) laws and their interface with other laws, which encouraged her to take up courses on Trade and Investment, Cyber laws, Competition Law and WTO. She joined the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) in 2017 to explore her interest in IP. Her current project at CIIPC delves into the rights of patent holders in India, specifically with respect to the working requirement and FORM 27 under the Indian patents law. During her years at University, she has participated in various moot court competitions on international law, human rights, women’s rights and Constitutional law. She believes that education should be accessible to all sections of the society, and hence has taught and mentored underprivileged children under the flagship of Light a Lamp, Kolkata. She is passionate about the environment and caring for animals. She is a spiritual person who is deeply passionate about yoga and the regular practice of meditation.
Sang-Jo JONG is a Professor at Seoul National University School of Law. He graduated from Seoul National University and completed his Ph.D. studies at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, the chairman of the committee for IP of KOFST, a member of the steering committee of the Judicial Research and Training Institute in Korea, a member of the Open Data Mediation Committee, and the chairman of the Korean Game Law and Policy Society.
Shalini JHUNJHUNWALA is a Master’s student from Nepal currently enrolled in Masters of Intellectual Property program with specialization in designs at the Shanghai International College of intellectual Property, Tongji University (SICIP) which is in collaboration with WIPO. She is a WIPO scholarship holder for the program. Her field of interest is in Architectural designs, brand protection, artificial intelligence etc. She has written various articles in newspaper and has been conducting training sessions and workshops in Nepal with designers and entrepreneurs for brand protection. She has also published in open sources her papers about artificial intelligence, medical negligence law in Nepal, trademark protection issues in China, and money laundering and its impact on economics of Nepal. Prior to that, she studied B. Com with a specialization in Marketing from Delhi University, India. Later she joined L.L.B with specialization in Commercial law and L.L.M with specialization in International Law from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. To enhance her knowledge of the corporate world, she enrolled in the MBA programme, specialising in banking and insurance. She has practiced as a licensed Lawyer for five years. Currently, she is an Intellectual property consultant at Legalite law firm where she does litigation and consultation in different Intellectual Property Cases. Prior to that, she has litigated in several human rights cases including the civil war cases, criminal cases and tax related cases.
Akanksha JUMDE is a full-time Ph.D. Scholar at Deakin Law School, Deakin University, Melbourne. For her Ph.D., she has been awarded full Deakin University Post-Graduate Research Scholarship (DUPRS), for three years of Ph.D. candidature. Prior to commencing her Ph.D. studies, she has taught at prestigious law institutions such as National Law University, Jodhpur and Faculty of Law, Delhi University, in India, as an IP law faculty. She has completed her Bachelor of Socio-Legal Sciences and Bachelors of Laws (BS.L.LL.B) from ILS Law College, Pune, University of Pune, and thereafter an LL.M. (IP and IT law), from Kings’ College London, University of London, UK. She has been awarded “The Franklin Pierce Law Center Certificate of Intellectual Property Laws” for excellence in the study of Intellectual Property Laws. Prior to joining academia, she has worked as an IP lawyer at a leading IP law firm in India, and joined academics as the head of the IP Chair at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), established by the Government of Gujarat. She has routinely published in renowned legal journals in India, and presented papers at several national and international conferences. She has also authored a booklet on ‘Utility Models in India’, published by Gujarat National Law University.
KHIN Thinn Thinn Oo is a Lecturer in the Law Department, University of Yangon in Myanmar. She received her first law degree in 2004 from Dagon University, then an LL.M. in 2006 and a Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Yangon, as well as a Diploma in Global English in 2008 from National Centre for English Language, University of Yangon and Certificate of General Courses on Intellectual Property in 2016 from WIPO. She also received the Certificate of Government Technical Institute in 2000 and Bachelor of Technology in 2002 from Government Technical Collage with Electrical Power Specialization. Since 2005 she has been teaching at the University of Yangon, Dagon University, Dawei University and Pyay University of Myanmar. She teaches full-time LL.B, LL.M. courses, BA(Tourism Management Couse), English for Professional Purpose Course and Diploma Course in Business Law and Intellectual Property Law for public servants and professionals at the University of
17 Yangon. Her fields of expertise and research interest are Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Cultural Heritage Law, Law of Tort, International Trade Law, International Sale of Goods and Business Law. She has been the supervising theses of Master’s students and dissertation projects of Ph.D. candidates. Now, she is doing a number of researches in the field of Intellectual Property Law, Legal Ethics and Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Site of Pyu Ancient Cities in Myanmar.
Qi Jun KWONG is a Doctoral Candidate at the Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University. Her research topic concerns regional patent systems, in particular the designing of an ASEAN patent regime in conjunction with the aims provided under ASEAN Economic Community. She will be presenting on the applicability of a regional private international law throughout Southeast Asia in resolving cross-border patent disputes at the 2019 Works-in-progress Conference “IPScholars Asia.” Qi Jun earned her LL.B. from Nagoya University, serving as valedictorian of her class in 2015. She then obtained her LL.M.. in 2017 under a research grant provided by the Ministry of Education of Japan. While writing her master’s thesis, Qi Jun was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore to study the current efforts undertaken by Southeast Asian nations on intellectual property law harmonization. She has also interned with UNIDROIT to research on the ongoing Transnational Civil Procedure project. Apart from her doctoral research, Qi Jun currently lectures on intellectual property law at the School of Law, Meijo University. She is also a research and teaching assistant to Professor Masabumi Suzuki, and a junior member of the JSPS Research Grant 17H00963 team led by Professor Suzuki.
LEE Chuan is a law student at the Singapore Management University, currently in his last semester of the Juris Doctor programme. He completed his undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance. His research interests include international criminal law, law and technology, and intellectual property law. He represented SMU in the International Criminal Court moot competition 2018 and won first place.
Su-Hua LEE received her Bachelor of Laws from National Taipei University and Master of Laws (Magister iuris comparativi, M. iur. Comp.) from Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, and earned the Doctor of Laws (Ph.D.) from National Taiwan University in 2006. Being scholarship holders of the German DAAD Program for Ph.D. students and MPI (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) in Munich, she was a visiting researcher in MPI from 2005 to 2007. Lee has been Professor of Law at National Taiwan University since 2016 and previously served in law faculties at National Tsing Hua University and National Taipei University. Over the years, she has published articles in various journals in Chinese as well as in English. Lee conducted research projects funded by public and private sectors. Since 2015, she has been leading a research team to help the government to draft the bill of drug approval-patent linkage (patent linkage). Lee is a member of governmental expert groups relating to intellectual property and pharmaceutical affairs. She participates in Asian academic groups focusing on current and emerging issues of Asian intellectual property laws.
Sujin LEE is international business development director at CJ 4DPLEX, a company that specializes in supplying innovative technologies to the global cinema industry. Sujin is responsible for Europe and Australian market and has been instrumental behind the fast expansion of 4DX technology throughout the world. Sujin also has a lot of research work experiences especially in the field of intellectual property law and media industry. She published 13 articles with Korea Copyright Commission as a free-lance researcher especially in the field of private copying, European Union Copyright directives, and the new IP related amendments proposed in Thailand, Russia, and countries in Africa. She also worked at Korean Communications Standards Commissions as a short-term researcher studying the online infringement of personal right cases in Korea. Sujin also participated in publishing a yearbook at the Korean Information Society Development Institute regarding the British media market and related media policies. Sujin was more into Journalism and languages and never studied law before a short summer study in English law at London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2012. After finding out how fascinating IP law is, she pursued her academic enthusiasm at Seoul National University studying Intellectual Property Law, focusing private copying in the digital age during her master studies, and is expected to start her doctoral degree in coming March. Sujin speaks fluent English and has intermediate skills in Spanish. Now she is learning French.
Gi-Kuen Jacob LI is an assistant professor at Graduate Institute of Intellectual Property and Communication Technology Law of Shih Hsin University, Taiwan, ROC. He holds a J.S.D. and an LL.M.. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. At Berkeley Law, he was an associate editor of Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ), a member of Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, and was a research assistant to Professor Robert Merges. Before he started his academic career, he was a lead consultant at a legal analytics startup company in the Silicon Valley, who directed the legal research team and managed its international business and services. Gi-Kuen’s
20 teaching and research interests include law and technology, intellectual property law, entertainment law, international law, empirical research, and law and economics. Currently, he teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Computer Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Contracts, Seminar on Intellectual Property, Introduction to Intellectual Property Law, and Legal English.
Jingze LI is a Ph.D. candidate at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Tilburg University of the Netherlands. She is doing a Ph.D. research about intellectual property rules in the interactions between open source and standard setting organizations. The research explores what are the possible means of IPR rules in the interplay, how (newly) established rules will affect innovation and competition and what are the competition law limits to these arrangements. Her Ph.D. is currently focusing on the EU jurisdiction, with necessary comparisons to the US and China. She has presented and published some of her previous research in conferences. The ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences 2017 (awarded “Young Author Recognition”) and the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association Annual conference 2017. She did a bachelor of Geophysics in Central South University in China, then studied law of two master degrees at China-EU school of Law of China University of Political Science and Law: a JM of Chinese Law and an LL.M. of European International Law of Hamburg University. She has worked as an intern for the legal department of Siemens and some IP groups of British and American law firms in China. She has passed the China National Bar Examination. She is fluent in both Chinese and English.
LIM Heng Gee is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Dr Lim specialises in Intellectual Property law and has taught the subject in various universities both in Malaysia and in the United Kingdom. He has published several articles relating to Intellectual Property laws in academic journals, both in Malaysia and overseas, as well as presented papers at various Intellectual Property conferences and seminars. He has also contributed chapters to books on various aspects of intellectual property law. Besides his academic duties, Dr Lim is a resource person at the Intellectual Property Training Centre of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia. He also serves as a member of various Advisory Committees on Intellectual Property Laws in the Intellectual Property Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (now the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia), advising on various amendments to the intellectual property laws. Dr Lim represented Malaysia as an expert at three WIPO Intergovernmental Committee Intersessional Working Groups on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore” in 2010 and 2011. He is also a member of the Steering Committee on Intellectual Property Commercialisation of the Innovation and Commercialisation Division of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. In June 2008, Dr Lim was appointed a Board Member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation for a two year term. In January 2012, he was appointed a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Innovation Agency of Malaysia, an agency under the Prime Minister’s Department.
Jianchen (Jarek) LIU is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Renmin University of China, majoring in IP law. He holds an LL.M. degree and an LL.B degree, both from East China University of Political Science and Law. His academic research mainly focuses on the area of IP law and competition law, and to date, he has published ten articles in respect of these topics on several famous journals, such as China Copyright, Electronic Intellectual Property, Journal of Competition Policy. In 2016, he was honored
22 with one of the Top 10 Most Influential Young IP Scholars by China Intellectual Property Society, and he also won the 3rd Prize Award in the 11th Youth Forum of Jurisprudence of China organized by China Law Society. As for his practicing areas, he specializes in IP infringement cases and IP enforcement, as well as unfair competition cases and contract disputes. Prior to his doctoral career, he once worked as an IP litigation lawyer for two consecutive years for an excellent Chinese law firm, namely, Fangda Partners, where he once represented serval world-leading companies to handle their IP and competition disputes in China. Before that, he worked as a full-time intern for one year for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a San Francisco-based US law firm enjoying high reputation in the world, especially in the areas of technology, media and telecom.
Kung-Chung LIU holds a Doctor of Law degree from the Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet (University of Munich). Between 1992 to January 31, 2017, he was a research fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences and Philosophy (Jurisprudence Division) and Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica. In 2003-04, he was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and Visiting Senior Research Fellow for the IP Academy of Singapore. In 2006-07, he served as one of the founding Commissioners of the National Communications Commission in Taiwan. Since 2007, he has been co-appointed by the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University. Since 2010, he was further co-appointed by the Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, National Chengchi University. Between April 2014 and June 2015, he was a Visiting Professor at the School of Law, Singapore Management University, and founded the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) in May 2015. Beginning from February 1, 2017 Professor Liu re-joined SMU and resumed the directorship of ARCIALA. In addition, he serves as Professor at Renmin University of China. His teaching and research interests are intellectual property law, antitrust and unfair competition law, and communications law. He is the author of twelve books in Chinese, the editor and co-editor of eight books in English, and authors over 100 peer-reviewed papers in Chinese and English.
David LLEWELYN is Deputy Dean and Professor (Practice) in the School of Law, Singapore Management University and Professor of Intellectual Property Law, King’s College London. He is joint author of Cases, Materials & Commentary on Singapore intellectual Property Law (2018), Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names (16th ed, 2018) and Cornish, Llewelyn & Aplin, Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks & Allied Rights (9th ed., 2019), and his business book Invisible Gold in Asia: Creating Wealth through Intellectual Property was published in 2010. He sits as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. Before moving to live in Singapore in 2010, as well as teaching on the London LL.M. since 1982, he practiced as a solicitor in London for more than 25 years after qualifying with Linklaters and was the partner heading the IP/IT practice at White & Case in London from 1999 to 2010. From 2005 to 2007, David was Director of the IP Academy Singapore and between 2007 and 2012, its Deputy Chairman and External Director. He is an IP Adjudicator at the IP Office of Singapore.
Thomas LU is a J.S.D candidate in Washington University School of law, focusing on intellectual property law, antitrust law and economic analysis. Before studying in Washington University School of law, Mr. Lu worked in Winston & Strawn LLP as a research intern to analyze patent litigation cases for both non-practicing entities (NPEs) and Taiwanese clients in Federal Court of Eastern District of Texas. Being passionate about entrepreneurship, Mr. Lu was selected to join Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS) in 2017. Moreover, Mr. Lu participated with a non-profit organization called Entrepreneur+ as one of the council members to promote entrepreneurship by organizing several conferences and workshops regularly in Taiwan from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Lu acquired Bachelor of Law and MBA in Intellectual Property from National ChengChi University. While in the school, Mr. Lu was one of the Taiwanese delegates to participate with World Business Dialogue in Germany and Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations in Taiwan.
Takeshi MAEDA is an Associate Professor of Law at Kobe University (Graduate School of Law). He teaches intellectual property, patent law and copyright law. He is also an expert member of the Copyright Subdivision of the Culture Council at Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan and a research fellow at Central Research Institute of Intellectual Property of Japan Patent Attorneys Association. He is the co-author of three books including the text book “Intellectual Property Law” which covers patent law, copyright law, trademark law, unfair competition law and other areas of intellectual property law. He has also published his dissertation on the disclosure requirement in patent law. He has written more than 40 articles on patent law, copyright law and trademark law, which includes papers: “How Can We Limit the Scope of “too Broad” Patent?”, “Design Concept of Copyright Law”, “Methodology of Statutory Interpretation and Policy Formulation from Supreme Court Cases in Intellectual Property Law”, “Inventive Step and Novelty judgment by Invention in Prior Use” and so on. He gives lectures to lawyers and patent attorneys on numerous current intellectual property law issues and has filed legal opinions in the Japanese Supreme Court, Intellectual Property High Court, and the district courts.
Althaf MARSOOF joined the Division of Business Law of the Nanyang Business School (NBS) as an Assistant Professor in May 2017. Prior to joining the NBS, he spent three years at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, where he completed his Doctoral research investigating approaches to, and challenges in, holding internet intermediaries accountable for infringements of trademark rights. His research was fully funded by the Dickson Poon Ph.D. Scholarship grant. Prior to moving into full-time academia, he worked for over six years as a State Counsel attached to the Attorney General’s Department in Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor of Science in the field of information technology from the Curtin University (Australia) and a Master of Laws (with first class honours) from the University of Cambridge (UK). He spent a year in Australia researching on the applicability of
25 Australian laws relating to trademarks and consumer protection, as well as common law tort principles, to the context of trademark infringements committed in the online environment. This research was the basis for his MPhil thesis at the University of Queensland, which was supported by two grants – the International Postgraduate Research and Centennial scholarships.
Insan Budi MAULANA, LL.M. is an expert in the field of IP, dispute resolution, and corporate matters. He is a lawyer, patent attorney, and also academician in some universities such as Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Economic and Business of Universitas Indonesia; Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Faculty of Law, Universitas Trisakti; speaker in various meeting, and writer of some articles and books. Insan Budi also gave public lectures at Faculty of Law Doshisha University, Kyoto in 2013 and in 2014; at the Faculty of Law, Hanyang University, Seoul on December 16, 2013; at Osaka Shoko Kaigisho on 26 Mei 2014; Summer School of Asian Law & Dispute Management at the Faculty of Law, Kobe University, 19 August 2015; at Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle in 2017; and at Asia IP Dynamics Corporation, Tokyo, on 29 October 2018. Insan Budi has been working as a lawyer since 1986, and has been the managing partner of Maulana & Partners Law Firm who assists international companies from ASEAN, East Asia, EU, Brazilian, and South Africa for IP, corporates, and dispute resolutions matters. He is a member of the AIPPI, APAA, IPBA and IBA. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia in 1986. From September 1988 to March 1992, he received a scholarship from Government of Japan as a researcher at Faculty of Law, Kagawa University, Japan. Then he completed the Master Program (LL.M.) from the Faculty of Law, Kobe University in 1992, and completed his doctoral program from the same university in 1998. In addition, Insan Budi also received scholarships from the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany as guest researcher in the field of IPR and antitrust in 1994, 1996, and 1997.
Farizah MOHAMED ISA is currently attached with the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Malaysia as a senior lecturer. She holds an LL.B (Hons) from Liverpool John Moores University UK and an LL.M. (Hons) in Intellectual Property from UiTM, Malaysia. Her field of expertise are mainly intellectual property, contract and tort law. She has also taught Media Law as a servicing subject to other faculties at UiTM. As a senior member of the Faculty, she has also held administrative positions, namely, Head of Program for Bachelor of Legal Studies from 2003-2007 for the Faculty. From 2009 to 2011, she was appointed as the Head, Intellectual Property Management at the Centre for University-Industry Linkages, UiTM. She was appointed again as the Head, Intellectual Property Management, Research Innovation and Business Unit, UiTM in 2017 to date. In that capacity, her responsibilities include giving IP awareness workshops to researchers and academicians within the University, and she has also been invited by various sectors outside the University to share knowledge on IP. She is also active in research, and has presented papers in conferences mainly on patent law, specifically on issues relating to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Currently she is a member of Innovation and Technology Managers Association Malaysia (ITMA) and is completing her Ph.D. on DNA patents and its effects on medical advancement in Malaysia.
NGUYEN Thai Cuong is a Lecturer at the University of Ho Chi Minh City. He has practiced intellectual
property law, in particularly, patent litigation, patent strategies, patent and trademark infringement
litigation support, patent validity, patent infringement, and trade secret law. He has authored
numerous research, including Ph.D. Thesis on Intellectual property law and pharmaceutical patent
(University of Toulouse Publication, 2016), Article on Reform of pharmaceutical law (Vietnam journal
of social science Publication, 2015), Report on CSR of pharmaceutical company and patent strategies
(Master Thesis – University of Sussex Publication, 2013), the compliance of Intellectual property law
and TRIPS agreement (Master Thesis – University of Toulouse Publication, 2012) and Pharmaceutical
patent and public health (LL.B Thesis – HCMC University of law Publication, 2011). He concentrates
on international jurisdictions in European countries such as France, Germany, and UK. He is a
graduate of University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France where he earned a LL.M. Degree in
International law, in 2012. He then earned his 2nd LL.M. Degree in European law, in a joint program
with University of Sussex, United Kingdom in 2013. He received his Ph.D. of law from University of
Toulouse 1 Capitole, France with the “Honorable grade”, in 2016.
NGUYEN Thai Hoai Vy has practiced international commercial law and intellectual property law. She has a Law Master degree (University of Bordeaux, France). She is a bilingual researcher in English and French. She has worked in several international law firms, concerning international investment in Vietnam and was in-charge some works of application to create a new company, Start-Up, entrepreneur. As a legal consultant for some companies, she provides legal practices for companies to have a better understanding about Vietnamese market and Asean markets. Recently, her focus is on the research of international trade and intellectual property to advise for foreign investors to promote the investment in ASEAN countries, especially Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand.
Chanmi OH is a journalist in South Korea. She worked as a news producer in 2013 and 2014 at KBS, the national public broadcaster of South Korea. She directed the ‘KBS global 24’ international news program. Now she works as a news reporter at The Bell of MoneyToday which is a Korean economic journal focusing on the capital market. As a journalist, she has researched, written, and reported news. She just finished her last course of Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law at Seoul National University, after receiving her master’s degree in intellectual property law at SNU. Her works are specifically focused on Big Data Copyright. For her master’s degree, she published a paper titled
28 ‘Copyright in Fair use for Journalism. As copyright for journalism is increasing in importance in Korea, she studied how journalists can use copyright works including big data freely for news reporting. She published two articles on Law & Technology in 2015 and 2016, and also published two articles on Copyright Trends in Korea Copyright Commission in 2016. This is about copyright in fair use and legislative study on Copyright of Robot. As she likes to learn other cultures and languages, she studied Chinese at the Tianjin University of China and took an intermediate class for two months in 2008. After that, she interned at CLC center in New York City for a year in 2010.
Yaojin PENG is currently an associate professor of intellectual property law, biotechnology law, at the Institute of Zoology (IOZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in Beijing, China. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in life science and a Master’s degree in Law. He finished his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Dr. Peng’s research focuses on intellectual property, particularly patent issues in technologies and industries, as well as biotechnology law. He also has a long-standing interest in the regulation of technological research and bioethics. He has published several articles in top academic journals, in including Nature Biotechnology, in his research field. Moreover, Dr. Peng has conducted research project collaborating with University of Washington, and Singapore Management University (SMU) as well as Google. He was a fellow member of the Ius Commune Research School, and a team advisor of Congress of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN). He also once worked and conducted his research in the Applied Research Center for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, SMU.
Asanka PERERA is an assistant lecturer at the Business law and Taxation at Monash University, Clayton Campus. At Monash she teaches Business Law and Australian Company Law for undergraduates and postgraduates. Asanka obtained her LL.B Degree from University of Colombo, MCL from Delhi Law School and MPhil from Monash Law School. Her thesis titled Protection of Plant Varieties in Sri Lanka examines suitable plant variety protection legislation to Sri Lanka that addresses the needs of plant breeder’s as well as traditional farmers. Currently she is reading her Ph.D. in intellectual property and her thesis is an exploratory study on how different kinds of intellectual property rights fit into Sri Lanka’s industrial, technological and economic strategy. She has authored number of scholarly articles on intellectual property issues such as plant variety protection laws, patents, innovation and development and has presented papers in Conferences. Her area of interests are intellectual property law, international investment law, company law and business law.
PHAN Quoc Nguyen is an intellectual property (IP) attorney and senior consultant in IP, technology transfer (TT) and innovation management, co-founder of Vietnam Patent and Trademark Company, Director of Public Relations and Representative of World Invention and Intellectual Property Associations (WIIPA) in Vietnam and is currently a lecturer at School of Law, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Dr. Nguyen is the international judge and gained many awards from national and international invention contests: KIDE, KIE by WIIPA; i-ENVEX by University Malaysia of Perlis (UniMAP); EUROINVENT by Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi in Romania; WICC, WICO by Korea University Invention Association in Seoul; Hong Kong International Invention and Entrepreneurship (HKIE) by China Business Strategy Alliance in Hongkong; INOVA BUDI-UZOR by Croatian Inventors Network in Croatia; ICAN by Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills (TISIAS) in Canada, etc. He is also expert in IP and Technology Commercialization of Invention-Technical Solution Program (Vietnam Television Channel No.2), Vietnam’s Innovation
30 (Vietnam Television Channel No.3), IP Stories (Vietnam Television Channel No.2), etc. He has been the Vietnamese representative (three times) to present the Country Report at the UniversityIndustry Technology Transfer Forum held by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and also the only Vietnamese scholar whose papers are accepted continuously for oral presentation at Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC): in 2011 at National University of Singapore (NUS), in 2012 at Seoul National University (SNU), in 2013 at Taiwan National University and in 2014 at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in 2016 at Kyushu University. Mr. Nguyen is chief author of books: Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Patent Information Exploitation (Bach Khoa Publishing House, 2008, 2010); Technology and Innovation Management (TOPICA, 2012) and coauthor of books: Case-study on Successful Commercialization of Intellectual Property (WIPO, 2012); Innovation Essentials, (Science and Technology Publishing House, 2012); Technology Transfer (Science and Technology Management Institution, 2010), Invention and Innovation Forum in Global IP Era (JIPII, 2016), Intellectual Property Exploitation for Green Economy Growth in Vietnam (National Economics University, 2016).
Nazma Swastika Aries PURNAMI is an LL.M. Candidate in Business Law. She is a full-time student of the International Post-Graduate Program, Gadjah Mada University. Purnami graduated from the Law Faculty of Brawijaya University with a cum-laude predicate in February 2017. She spent her last 3 years in bachelor as a reporter at the Manifest Student Press Institution of Law Faculty Brawijaya University. She also became the selected participant of two Student Exchange programmes. The first one was the Australia Educational Exchange Program held by the Educational Office of Jember District in 2013. The second programme was Exploring Legal Culture 2016 (ELC 2016) as an cooperation program between Law Faculty Brawijaya University, Malang and Law Faculty Leipig University, Germany. Purnami is highly interested in novels, food, and photography. Traveling is her year round passion. She began hunting for free traveling programs in 2013 and continually challenges herself on free academic programmes abroad.
Ziyan QIU is a first year doctoral student at Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, where she majors in IP Law, especially Patent Law. Ziyan comes from Hunan Province, the People’s Republic of China. She graduated from RenMin University of China with a dual bachelor’s degree in Law and Business Administration in 2015. During her undergraduate years, Ziyan began learning Japanese and became interested in Japanese IP Law. Due to this, she decided to pursue a master degree in Japan and has been studying at Nagoya University since the spring of 2016. In 2015, Ziyan acquired the Certificate of Legal Professional Qualification of the People’s Republic of China. In 2018, she published an essay in the February edition of the Journal of the Japanese Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (A.I.P.P.I), titled “A Comparative Study of the Repair/Reconstruction Doctrine: From The Perspective of Patent Exhaustion and Implied License”. Ziyan has always been dedicated to her study and spends most of her time doing comparative research from the perspective of China, Japan and US Patent Law. Recently, in order to complete her thesis concerning international patent infringement, Ziyan is expanding the scope of her study to Private International Law.
Angayar Kanni RAMAIAH is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Legal Advisor (Academic & Contract), editorial member eJSS (Esteem) at University Technology MARA (UiTM), Penang, Malaysia. Admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya with Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2006. Presently, she is pursuing Ph.D. at National University of Malaysia (UKM) on ASEAN Competition Law Exclusion. As part her research, she has presented and written a number of papers (individually and jointly), among others: Fair Competition Law and Policy in the Rise of AEC On SMEs In ASEAN( ATINER,2015), An Exploratory Study on Diversity and Convergence of ASEAN Competition Law (SEASSR),Contemporary IP and Competition law Issues in the Online Platform Sector (NLU,INDIA2018), Innovation, IRPs and Competition law in Malaysia (SEAJBEL, Vol. 14, 2017),
32 Competition Law and SMEs in Malaysia: to Exempt or Not? (EpMS Vol. I, 2017), Competition Law and ‘Sharing Economy ‘in ASEAN, EpSBS Vol. XXXII 2017), Competition Law and Exemption Policy in Malaysia: When, Why And Why Not? (IJBEL, Vol. 8, 2015) and Innovation, Disruption and Scope of CPL in ASEAN (AEIF, 2017).
Eka Nanda RAVIZKI is a LL.M. Candidate in Law and governance. He is a full-time student of the International Post-Graduate Program, Gadjah Mada University. He graduated from the Law Faculty of Gadjah Mada University with cum-laude predicate in November 2016. Ravizki is a researcher of The Centre for Anti-Corruption Studies (PUKAT FH UGM). He had spent two years doing research in the field of law and anti-corruption. The issues encompass governance, democratization, community legal empowerment, law enforcement, prevention of corruption in local governments and regulations on anti-corruption issues. He has written several papers about law and anti-corruption, for example: The Application of Elements Abuse of Authority ducted by Government Officials. The Implications for Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Against BUMN Management, The Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities, etc. Ravizki is also highly interested in studies about law and technology, espcecially in cybercrime and cryptocurrency. Writing is his a year round passion. He began hunting for writing competition programs in 2014 and continually challenges himself on free academic program or academic competition abroad.
Prashant Thikkavarapu REDDY, is a Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and a visiting fellow at ARCIALA, School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU). He studied law at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and Stanford Law School, California. He has practiced as a lawyer at leading law firms in India and has also worked as an academic in India
33 and Singapore. His primary area of scholarship is Indian intellectual property law and drug regulation law. Oxford University Press recently published his co-authored book Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas on the history and politics of Indian intellectual property law.
Subhash Chandra ROY is Professor of Law and Dean Research & Development in Chanakya National law University Patna. He was the Academic coordinator for around nine years. He is a Coordinator Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) in the University. He did his Graduation, Post-graduation and Doctorate from T.M.Bhagalpur University in ‘English literature’ and ‘Law’, (Ph.D.-IPRs). Before entering into academia, he practiced at the Bhagalpur District Court (Bihar) for five years. He has been visiting professor in Rajendra Agriculture University, PUSA (Bihar), National Institute of Pharmaceutical and Research Hajipur (Bihar), Bihar Judicial Academy, Patna, Bihar Public Administration Academy WALMI Patna, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) and Environmental Science Patna. He has experience in addressing the Insurance trainees, HRDC-RC and OP participants. He has undergone professional training workshops in Environmental Law, ADR, Corporate Law, Labour and Industrial Law, IPR, Human Rights, Cyber Law, Research Methodology, Disaster management, Consumer Protection from the reputed Universities and Academic Staff Colleges at BHU, Indian society of international Law (ISIL), NLU New Delhi, NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata, CNLU Patna, Allahabad University, ASC Lucknow, ASC Kumaun University Nainital (UK), Indian Institute of Public Administration New Delhi, NIRD Eastern zone, Salgoankar Law College Goa, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Anna University Chennai, Deptarment of Law Trivandrum University Kerala, National University of Singapore (NUS)-TRILA-2018,Cardiff Research writing workshop at Azim-Premji University, Bangaluru 2018. Dr. Roy has participated and presented research papers in more than 100 national as well as international seminars and workshops in India. His research interest focuses on socio-economic-legal issues and is credited with more than fifty research papers. He has authored and edited books on IPR. He is also a member of various academic organisations. He has organised seminars, symposiums and workshops in the University. He is a committed academician for the learning and dissemination of knowledge.
Fries Melia SALVIANA is a lecturer and Chair of the Basic Sciences Section Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya. Her field of interest is Business Law, specifically Investment Law, Insurance Law, Economic Law, Company Law, Bankruptcy Law, Legal Law. She is also a lecturer in the field of Legal Sciences, such as Introduction to Science Law, Introduction to Indonesian Law, and Legal Sociology.
Viktoriia SAVINA is a lawyer (Stavropol State University, 1999). In 2004, she received her Ph.D degree in “Jurisprudence” at Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. She is an Associate Professor (from 2007), a Deputy Head of Department of Copyright, Related Rights and Civil Law of the Russian Federation of State Academy of Intellectual Property and Associate Professor of Civil Law and Procedure Department of North-Caucasus Federal University, a member of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, an expert of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. Savina is also an author of 107 scientific and 38 educational and methodological publications in sphere of Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, Related Rights Law, Corporate Law.
Keita SATO is a Professor of Law at Chuo Law School since 2008 (Professor at Chuo University on tenure track since 1988). He is also a WIPO Panelist for domain name disputes since 2000, and Panelist for Japan IP arbitration Center since 2003. He was a Scholar in residence at George Washington University National Law Center in 1994, Guest professor at Max Planck Institute for IP Law in 1995, Visiting professor at Alicante University in 1998, Adjunct professor at American University Washington college of Law in 2001, Guest professor at Viet-Nam National University in 2005-2010, Guest professor at University Baltimore Law School in 2007, Adjunct professor at Tulane Law School in 2013. He was also a committee member of Japanese Government Patent attorney examinations (2000-2005) and Japanese government delegation member at Hague Agreement Geneva Act expert committee at WIPO. He has given many speeches on design law during his involvement with the first Oxford University Design Law Conference in 2012, ATRIP 2012 annual conference at Chicago Kent law school and EU design law workshop at Copenhagen University in 2015.
Sonali SAWANT is a Senior Associate at StratJuris Partners, an IP specialized law Firm in India and a Visiting Professor at Law colleges in India. She practices and has a vast experience in Intellectual Property domain as an IP practitioner. She specializes in Trademarks and Copyright prosecution in India and Foreign Countries as well as under Madrid Protocol for Trademarks. She has worked extensively in matters involving Trademarks and copyrights infringements, bad faith cancellations, assignments, licensing, commercialization in India and foreign countries. She has also managed and structured a number of international Trademark Portfolios for leading Indian and foreign Clients. She also conducts legal due diligence enquiries and consultations on other areas of IP. Ms. Sawant conducts lectures on International laws and Intellectual Property laws. She has been invited to speak at various seminars and conferences. She has written on varied legal topics relating to Trademarks
36 law, Copyright Societies in India, well-known Trademarks in India, licensing for foreign Applicants and packaging laws etc. She is a member of the Bar Council of India. She earned her bachelor’s in law (LL.B) followed by master’s in law (LL.M.) with a specialization in Science and Technology Laws from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. She is registered and admitted as an Advocate with Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in the year 2015.
Daniel SENG teaches and researches on information technology law and infocommunications law. Between 2001 and 2003, he was concurrently the Director of Research, Technology Law Development Group at the Singapore Academy of Law. He graduated with firsts from NUS and Oxford, where he received the Rupert Cross Prize in 1994. He had just received his doctoral degree from Stanford Law School, where he used machine learning, natural language processing and big data techniques to conduct research on copyright takedown notices. While he was at Stanford, he was a non-residential fellow with the Center for Legal Infomatics (CodeX). Daniel was previously a partner and head of the technology practice at Messrs Rajah & Tann. He was amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal of Singapore in the case of Chwee Kin Keong & Ors v Digilandmall.com Pte Ltd, the leading Singapore case on unilateral mistake in the digital environment. Daniel has presented papers at various local, regional and international conferences and written on evidence, information technology and intellectual property laws. He was a member of various Singapore governmental committees that undertook legislative reforms in information technology and intellectual property laws. He is also an active consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization, where he has researched, delivered papers and published monographs on copyright exceptions for academic institutions, music copyright in the Asia Pacific and the liability of Internet intermediaries.
Shreyansh SINGH is a Research Fellow (Services and Investment) at the Centre for WTO Studies (Under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is also pursuing his Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade and Business Law at The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi. Shreyansh has received the ‘Young Social Scientist Award’ awarded by Madhyanchal Sociological Society. He has attended various workshops and training programmes, including the Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy organized by the World Trade Institute, University of Berne, Switzerland and Centre for WTO Studies, New Delhi. He has also won a moot court competition on IP and competition law during his college days. Additionally, Singh has presented research papers at various International/National conferences on IP issues including IP arbitration in China, Traditional Knowledge and benefit sharing, Role of IP in the Entertainment Industry, Determination of copyright infringement in musical works etc. Shreyansh is also a member of the Indian Social Science Association and Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He is presently working on his project on music copyright law. He is also trained in classical music theory and has won awards at various inter-university competitions.
Vaishali SINGH has worked as a Research Associate at a leading Law school in India, having over one year and six months’ experience of research in the field of IPR at GNLU-Microsoft Chair on IPR Law and Policy Research. She also has one year experience as a Teaching Assistant to Prof. (Dr.) I.P. Massey, Dean, National Law University, Jodhpur. She has worked as a Student Researcher at DIPP Chair on IPR, National Law University, Jodhpur. She graduated in Law and obtained her LL.M. with a specialization in Intellectual Property Laws. She is a dedicated contributor to Practical Lawyer Magazine for a column on contemporary issues in IPR. She has also assisted one of the members of committee for Drafting IP Policy for the Central University of Gujarat. She is one out of the three member team who drafted a Proposal for establishing the DIPP IPR Chair under SPRIHA Scheme in
38 2018 and the same has been accepted by DIPP on 19 October, 2018. She has successfully completed a Research Project titled “Adding Life to Centuries Dying Art: Comparative Market analysis of Tangaliya and Kutch Work Shawl” funded by Gujarat Council of Science and Technology an accordingly the findings of the study has been sent to DIPP, Ministry of Handloom and Textiles, Commissioner of Cottage of Industry, Government of Gujarat and Weavers Service Centres in state of Gujarat.
Solomon SOH Zhe Hong is the Co-Founder of EZcommerce that focus on cross-border trade between South-East Asia and China. He supervises the payment and logistics issues for EZcommerce and hence, has a knack for managing the Chinese regulations. Solomon travels frequently to China for work-related purposes and has formed strong networks with Chinese technologists and lawyers. Furthermore, he served in the executive committee of SMU FinTech Society, SMU Blockchain Association and Tsinghua International Blockchain Association. He is currently a Business Development Director at the Blockchain Founders Fund that provides advisory services to projects and invests in noteworthy ones. His deep knowledge and research in new technologies have contributed to the organizations’ growth. Individually, he is proficient with python programming in the field of analytics and machine learning. After witnessing the disruption of cash payments in China, Solomon has been inspired to look at the technological implementation in traditional sectors. He worked for IPHouse Private Limited in Beijing which is a Chinese LegalTech firm that has broken even within three years of operation. He supported the development of a recommendation system that advises firms on their business set-up based on the automatic review of the legal policies in China. Solomon certainly has a great understanding of the legal landscape and technology culture in China.
Royal Raj. SUBBURAJ is a student, currently pursuing his postgraduate course (LL.M., specializing in Intellectual Property Laws) at Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli, having completed his undergraduate studies at the Government Law College, Coimbatore. He holds a Diploma in Cyber Law, from Asian School of Cyber Law, Pune in addition to completing a General Course on Intellectual Property conducted by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva. During his undergraduate days, he had the opportunity to intern with Advocate John Joseph (Roy), High Court of Kerala, Senior Advocate P. Wilson, High Court of Madras and Advocate K.C. Kailsam, IPR Attorney, High Court of Bombay. He is also a recipient of the “Law Student Excellence Award-2018” conferred at Legal Desire Summits and Awards, 2018. In addition, he bagged the third place in the prestigious National Student Research Convention in 2018. He has presented research papers at both international and national conferences. Additionally, he has published in reputed international and national journals. He also serves as the member, editorial board of Law Mantra. His interests are the field of music and freelance blogging, having completed his Grade 8 (Theory of Music) in Trinity College of London and Grade 6 (Violin) from Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, London.
Kelvin SUM researches on copyright law and its relevance in an online digital environment. In addition, Kelvin has research interests in all aspects of international copyright, trade mark and patent law, as well as the law related to the Internet and electronic commerce. He is especially interested in the effect of technology on IP. He has been invited to speak at several conferences, including the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference in September 2017, as well as international workshops in Turkey and in the UK. Prior to taking up his Ph.D. position, Kelvin spent 13 years representing Singapore at a range of international and regional Intellectual Property fora, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) TRIPS forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights. In his public service role, Kelvin also advised
40 the Singapore government on IP policy across a range of intellectual property like copyright, trademarks, patents, geographical indications and plant varieties, and has drafted legislation for most of these IP rights. In addition, he also served as a negotiator for the IP chapter of several Free Trade Agreements that Singapore had concluded. Prior to his stint in government service, he was in private practice working in the Intellectual Property and Media Law practice group of Messrs David Chong & Co. He holds a Masters of Laws (IP)(Merit) from Queen Mary University of London and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the National University of Singapore, and is an Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore.
Haochen SUN is Associate Professor of Law and Director of Law and Technology Center at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. His research and teaching focuses on the theoretical and policy foundation of intellectual property, Chinese intellectual property law, and international and comparative intellectual property law. His most recent research is concerned with copyright law and the public interest, intellectual property protection of luxury goods, and intellectual property and social justice. Haochen has won the HKU Faculty of Law Research Output Prize twice. He co-edited The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property (Oxford University Press, 2015) with Professors Barton Beebe and Madhavi Sunder. He is currently completing a book that aims to put forth a new ethical theory of copyright and the public interest. The book will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. He is also co-editing The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018) with Professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh and Wee Loon Ng-Loy. Haochen has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Law and the University of North Carolina School of Law. Before joining HKU, he worked as a research fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. Haochen has given public lectures at many leading law schools in North America, Europe and Asia. He has also spoken at many international conferences. His recent work on intellectual property has been selected for presentation at the Fourth Harvard-Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum, the Plenary Session of the Eleventh Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, and the Fourth Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property Workshop at Michigan State University College of Law. Haochen has organized many international conferences on intellectual property. He launched the HKU Lecture in Intellectual Property and the Insights in Intellectual Property Practice public lecture series in 2015 and 2016 respectively. These events have featured public lectures and talks by leading intellectual property scholars, practitioners and governmental officials. In addition, Haochen has advised leading law firms
41 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 Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, South China Morning Post, Ming Pao, Shenzhen Satellite TV, and RTHK.
SUNG Huang-Chih is an associate professor at the Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Intellectual Property Management, NCCU. His research focuses on intellectual property, including patent law, patent information analysis and copyright law. Nowadays, he dedicates himself on the copyright and patent issues of Fintech, especially the blockchain technology and its applications on intellectual property. Before working as a professor, Dr. Sung worked for Baker & McKenzie for almost ten years. His practices included patent prosecutions, IP litigation, IP licensing and technology transfer, and IP management consultations. Dr. Sung obtained his BS and MS degrees in physics at Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, MS in Technology Law also at Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, and Ph.D. in Technology Law at Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan.
Masabumi SUZUKI has been teaching intellectual property law at Nagoya University Graduate School of Law in Japan since April 2002, and is Dean of the School since April 2018. He received an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo (1981) and an LL.M.. from Harvard Law School (1986), and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1987. In 1981, he joined the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, now METI). At the Ministry, he was Director for North American Trade Policy Planning (1995-1998), and Director of the Office of Intellectual Property Policy (1999-2001) as well as the Office of Trade Policy Review (2001-2002). He also served as Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution (1998-99). He is currently a member of the Japanese government’s advisory councils on
42 Patent Law and Copyright Law. He is also Director of the Japan Association of Industrial Property Law, the Copyright Law Association of Japan, and the Japan Association of International Economic Law. Professor Suzuki’s recent works include “Legal Issues Concerning Standard Essential Patents: International Trends and Japan’s Strategy,” RIETI Discussion Paper Series 18-J-020 (2018) (in Japanese); Realization of Substantive Law through Legal Proceedings (Mohr Siebeck, 2017) (co-editor with Professor Alexander Bruns); “International Norm Setting and Its Localization on Intellectual Property,” 19 Quarterly Jurist 37 (2016) (in Japanese); “Legal Issues concerning Enforcement of Standard Essential Patents,” RIETI Discussion Paper Series 15-J-06 (2015) (in Japanese).
Yoshiyuki TAMURA is a professor of intellectual property at Hokkaido University. He also serves, inter alia, as the Program Director of the Research Institute for Information Law & Policy at Hokkaido University; Member of the Committee on Intellectual Property Policy, Industrial Structure Council; Managing Director at Japan Association of Industrial Property Law; Member of the Board of the Copyright Law Association of Japan; and Member of the Committee at the Japan Patent Attorneys Association. His research interests include, but are not limited to, copyright law, patent law, trademark law and unfair competition law. Professor Tamura has published more than ten books on various topics of intellectual property (some of them have been published in several editions) and numerous law review articles, which include Rethinking Copyright Institution for the Digital Age, 1 W.I.P.O.J. 63-74 (2009); A theory of the Law and Policy of Intellectual Property: Building a New Framework, 2009 (1) Nordic Journal of Commercial Law 1-29 (2009); Patent Enforcement in Japan, in The Enforcement of Patents (Reto Hilty & Kung-Chung Liu eds., Kluwer Law International 2011) (co-authored with Prof. Masabumi Suzuki); Intellectual Property Law (5th ed., Yuhikaku 2010) (in Japanese); Intellectual Property Law (Intellectual Property Publishing 2010) (in Chinese); Case Guide for Patent Law (4th ed., Yuhikaku 2012) (in Japanese); Unfair Competition Law (2d ed., Yuhikaku 2003) (in Japanese); Copyright Law (2d ed., Yuhikaku 2001) (in Japanese); Trademark Law (2d ed., Kobundoh 2003) (in Japanese). Besides, he is also a frequent speaker at various international conferences all over the world and contributes to the ongoing debates concerning current debates on intellectual property law and policy.
David TAN holds a Ph.D. from Melbourne Law School, a LL.M. from Harvard, and graduated with LL.B (First Class Honours) and BCom degrees from the University of Melbourne. He was named the 1998 Outstanding Young Person of Singapore and is also an accomplished fine art fashion photographer, having published a coffee table book “Visions of Beauty” in association with Versace, and “Tainted Perfection” in collaboration with Cartier in Singapore. In the area of law, he has published in a diverse range of journals like the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Yale Journal of International Law, Sydney Law Review, Law Quarterly Review and Australian Intellectual Property Journal. David has established a reputation for himself as one of the leading scholars in the field of entertainment law, with his scholarship characterised by an interdisciplinary approach drawing on cultural studies and semiotics. His monograph, The Commercial Appropriation of Fame: A Cultural Analysis of the Right of Publicity and Passing Off, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. David has published over 50 articles, comments, book chapters and review essays since joining NUS Law in 2008.
TRAN Van Nam has been lecturing at the National Economics University (NEU) Hanoi, Vietnam, since 1989, and is currently Dean, NEU Faculty of Law. Tran Van Nam graduated from Hanoi Law University with LL.B., earned a MBA from Boise States University, (USA); acquired a LL.M.. in IP from University of Turin (Italy) and obtained his Ph.D. from Hanoi National Economics University. Nam has participated in the one-year Common Law Program, run by the International Center for Common Law Studies in French, University of Moncton, Canada. He was the Fulbright visiting lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law for the 2002-2003 school year and became a member of Pacific Northwest Academy on Legal Study in Business (PNALSB). Since 2002, Tran Van Nam has participated in the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) as an international arbitrator, practicing trade law and intellectual property law.
Praveen TRIPATHI is a research scholar at NLSIU, Bangaluru. After completing his undergraduate law
degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, he practiced as an Advocate in the High Court of Madhya
Pradesh in 2009. Later he obtained his LL.M.. at National Law School of India University, Bangalore
(NLSIU) in 2011. After completing his LL.M.., Praveen joined as a Research Associate at NLSIU under
the project titled “Capacity Building Initiative in the Competition Area under Trade Development
Programme” sponsored by Delegation of European Union to India (CITD) in October 2013. From
October 2014, he continued at NLSIU as Assistant Professor along with CITD project. As a faculty he
taught Civil Procedures and Financial Market Regulations. In 2014, he enrolled for the Ph.D.
programme at NLSIU in Law and Economic Analysis of Competition Law Enforcement. Recently, he
has joined Bennett University as Assistant Professor at School of Law. Praveen was awarded with
CCI-IICA Fellowship for the Antitrust Summer School in 2014 and Asian Scholar Grant, 2017 by Lee
Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore for International Conference in Public Policy, 2017. He
has presented paper in various international and national conferences. His research and publications
in competition law and IP are titled (1) Furthering the Need to Streamline the Objectives of
Competition Policy and Law in India: A Critical Analysis; (2) Functional Aspect of Monetary Penalty:
A Five Year Young Jurisprudence; (3) Lost in Transformation: Enforcement of Competition Law
through Private Action for Damages; (4) Consumer Sovereignty – A Common Thread of Competition
Law and Consumer Protection Law. Further, a research report on “FRAND and Indian Competition
Law” under CITD Project is also completed and forthcoming as publication. His research interests are
Competition Law, IPR and Civil Procedures.
Jie WANG (1985) is currently an assistant researcher at Koguan Law School, Shanghai Jiaotong University. His research focuses on Intellectual Property Law, particularly on copyright law, and also covers European Law and Comparative law. In October 2016, he finished his Ph.D. research and
45 received this doctor degree from Maastricht University, Netherlands. In 2012, he successfully acquired a scholarship from Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and studied for 14 months as a guest researcher. So far, he has been invited to attend and present at the conferences held in the US, UK, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and South Korea. 8 of his articles have been published on Journals, including some renowned Journals in the IP field, such as Computer Law and Security Review, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition, European Intellectual Property Review and Intellectual Property (Chinese). His Ph.D. thesis “Regulating Hosting ISP’s Responsibilities for Copyright Infringement: The Freedom to Operate in the US, EU and China” has been published with Springer in April, 2018.
Wei WANG is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include IP
& IT Law, Innovation & Competition Policy, particularly by means of computational legal studies and
data science. He has been exploring how legal informatics could indicate the interaction between
patents and innovation in China and US by adopting machine learning methods and programming on
econometrics and quantitative history. Before the commencement of his Ph.D. studies, he spent four
years in enjoying the process of exploring technology and justice, after which he got his Bachelor of
Engineering and Bachelor of Laws as an Outstanding Graduate Student from Huazhong University of
Science and Technology in China. So far he has finished WIPO/QUT Joint LL.M. in Intellectual Property
with Dean’s Scholarship and a second MPhil in Law and Technology at HUST where he also conducted
his postgraduate research with the support of the Institute of Science and Technology Law and the
Research Center for the Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property approved by the Supreme
People’s Court of P.R.China. Afterwards, he also worked as Data Analyst of IP litigations in Shenzhen
and Research Assistant in Intellectual Property at Law and Technology Centre of HKU. He has been
an active speaker in the China Annual 30-People Forum of Cyber Law. He is now Member of ICONSociety, International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law, Asian Privacy Scholars Network
and Creative Commons Global Network (Founding Member of Creative Commons Hong Kong
Chih-Chieh YANG is currently Professor, Institute of Technology Law, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan. He received his L.L.B in law from National Taiwan University (2001), M.B.A from National Central University, Taiwan (2003), and Ph.D in the law from National Taiwan University. He majors in Copyrights, Patent laws, Antitrust law and Constitutional law. Most topics of his published essays are to compare U.S. IP laws with Taiwan’s IP laws, written in Chinese. Recently, he focuses on the relationship between IP enforcement and antitrust, especially the SEP license issues. He has published several papers about this topic, published on the journal Fair Trade Quarterly (Taiwan, TSSCI), which includes: 1.Sham Litigation in the United States and Cases Study of “Exercise of IPR Improperly” in Taiwan, 2.The Inequitable Conduct Defense in Patent-Infringement Case and Antitrust Liability for Enforcement of Fraudulently-Procured Patent in U.S., and 3. Qualcomm Cellular Communications SEP Licensing Framework and Antitrust Law: Compare Qualcomm Cases in China, EU, Korea, U.S. and Taiwan.
Etsuko YOSHIDA is currently a Research Fellow at the Intellectual Property Center Osaka University. Etsuko is conducting a comparative law study of the intellectual property rights system. She also received an academia fellowship from Institute of Intellectual Property (IIP, Japan) in 2014 to conduct research on patent eligibility in computer-implemented inventions. She was a visiting researcher at the School of Law, University of Washington in 2013, at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in 2014, at the IALS, University of London in 2014. In 2016, She engaged the development of Design protection and Intellectual Property Education Curriculum for designers, undertaken by the Japan Patent Office. She is currently conducting a research on the IP Protection of medical equipment characterized by functionality and design as a member of the research committee on intellectual property education in the medical nursing, engineering, and design collaborative project.
Julia YU is an attorney at law in Korea and a foreign lawyer in Singapore. She is a partner of international arbitration practice at Oon & Bazul LLP in Singapore and is teaching international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and international IP dispute resolution at Kyushu university in Japan as a member of faculty of law. Julia has handled international dispute resolution matters across a diverse range of industries (including international arbitration, international mediation and cross-border litigation) in the construction, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and energy industries across jurisdictions including South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Australia, Germany, Canada and the United States of America. She has experience in ad-hoc arbitrations as well as various institutional arbitrations administered by Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Rules, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules, American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) Arbitration Rules, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) Rules and UNCITRAL Rules, where the substantive laws of the contracts have included Korean law, Japanese law, Singapore law, Australian law and California law. She graduated Yonsei University in Seoul and finished two-year training course at the Judicial Research and Training Institute under the Supreme court of Korea after passing the Korean Bar exam in 2004. She won the Eisenhower Fellowship to research about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the US in 2011. Previously, she served as Counsel and Head of North East Asia desk at the SIAC administering over 130 international arbitration cases. She also lectures at the Engineering Project Management course at Seoul National University College of Engineering in South Korea. She is a member of the Korean Bar Association, the Seoul Bar Association, the Korean Intellectual Property Office and a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Sutatip YUTHAYOTIN is a Judge of the Office of the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand. Before her current position, she was a Judge and Secretary of the Central Intellectual Property and International Court of Thailand from 2014 to 2017. She is also an adjunct professor in various universities in Thailand and abroad including Kyushu University, Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, among others. With her expertise in IP laws and IP case law management, she has often been invited as guest speaker in many international IP legal forums including the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2016 organized by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the 5th Asia Pacific IP Forum organized by Hokkaido University, ALA ASEAN Conference 2017 organized by the ASEAN Law Associations. She has published many articles and books. One of her outstanding works is the book “Access to Justice in Transactional B2C E-Commerce: A Multidimensional Analysis of Consumer Protection Mechanisms” published by Springer in 2014.
Chenguo ZHANG (Coco), LL.M.. is Associate Professor at the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. She is also affiliated research fellow of Centre of European Law and Politics, University of Bremen, and of the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. After she graduated from Tsinghua University, China (Bachelor of Law) and University Frankfurt (Master and Ph.D.) in Germany, she completed her post-doctorate research at the MaxPlanck Institute for Innovation and Competition. She worked at the University of Bremen as Assistant Professor 2012-2017. She also wrote columns for legal magazines and translated classic works of jurisprudence from German to Chinese. Her interests of research lie in the international, political, theoretical and the instrumental facets of the IP law with emphasis on China and the EU. Her latest publications include papers on the empirical research on the patent litigations and IPR enforcement in China, the regulations of sharing economy, the sui generis right of traditional knowledge and folklore in developing countries, the three-step test and fair-use doctrine for more openness in
49 copyright law, basic theory of EU IP Law, the third amendment of the PRC Copyright Act as well as the PRC Patent Act. Her book “the Protection of Collective Interests in German Law” has been published in Germany. She teaches now at the Shanghai Jiaotong University Information and Technology Law, Civil procedure law, and at the University Bremen the International and European Intellectual Property Law. She has led projects concerning the enforcement of Intellectual Property Law in China and EU, funded by the German Excellence Universities Initiative and the projects of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. She has participated and presented at numerous international conferences such as the Roundtable of SEP and Competition at the Northwestern University in the US, the ISHTIP conference in European countries.
ZHANG Haoran is a Ph.D. Student at Law School of Renmin University of China. He studied law in Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (LL.B.), Beihang University (LL.M..) and exchanged at Leibniz University Hannover (IN SITU Program). After his master’s degree, he worked as a lawyer at Beijing Zhinuo Law Firm handled several famous patent and trademark cases. He also worked as an assistant researcher at Zhongguancun Intellectual Property Strategy Institute and provided opinions for various government departments and companies. His specialties are intellectual property law (in particular patents), competition law and internet law. He has published several articles on these fields.
Na ZHANG, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB), Beijing, China, and a Chinese practicing lawyer. Her studies mainly focuses on international intellectual property law, copyright and internet law, etc. She has published a book, “On the RuleMaking of TRIPs-plus Issue, as well as several law review articles. She also presides over projects both
50 from China National Social Science Foundation and Beijing Social Science Foundation. She studied in George Washington University in 2010-2011 as a Fulbright Ph.D. Dissertation Researcher. Before joined in CUEB, She provided legal consultation for both Baidu and JD.com, Inc, where she handled various copyright cases, including the Voice of China License, which was one of the “Top 10 Famous IP cases in 2013” in Beijing.
Weiyu ZHANG is currently a Ph.D. student in Intellectual Property Law at Hokkaido University (Japan). Her doctoral research revolves mostly around the arears of patent law and exhaustion doctrine in Japan. She holds LL.B degree from Renmin University of China, LL.M. degree in International Economic Law from City University of Hong Kong, and also received her LL.M. degree in European and Asian Legal Studies from University of Vienna.