Haochen is an Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the LLM Program in Information Technology and Intellectual Property. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Law and the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Haochen teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and property law. His scholarship draws on social, cultural, and political thought to explore the theoretical foundations of intellectual property and property law. His most recent research is concerned with intellectual property protection of luxury goods, the ideas of social responsibility and justice in intellectual property law, the reconceptualization of the nature of fair use in copyright law, and a new social-political theory of the public trust doctrine.
In 2012, Haochen won a research grant to study the role of intellectual property in promoting the fashion and luxury industry from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Haochen has twice won the HKU Faculty of Law Research Output Prize.
Haochen has organized a few international conferences. In June 2014, he co-organized the Value Pluralism and Intellectual Property Law conference, which was a joint event hosted by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In June 2012, Haochen organized a two-day conference entitled “Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Luxury Goods.” The conference featured talks by leading intellectual property scholars and practitioners from the United States, Europe, and Hong Kong.
Haochen has presented papers at many 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 also given faculty workshops or guest talks at Cornell Law School, Duke Law School, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, UC Davis Law School, University of North Carolina Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Vanderbilt Law School.
Haochen sits on the Academic Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and serves as a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). Before joining HKU, Haochen worked as a research fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property. He obtained an LL.B. from Zhejiang University, LL.M. degrees from the National University of Singapore and Harvard Law School, and an S.J.D. degree from Duke Law School. His S.J.D. dissertation puts forward a new ethical theory of copyright law.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2013-12-01||HKU Law Faculty Research Output Prize||Research Achievement|
|2012-12-01||HKU Law Faculty Research Output Prize||Research Achievement|
|2011-08-01||GRF Incentive Award: University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2012-06-01||Merit Award: Hong Kong Research Grants Council||Research Achievement|
|2015-08-01||GRF Incentive Award: University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
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