Jiarui Liu

Director of IP and Technology Law Programs, University of San Francisco School of Law

Professor Jiarui Liu is the Academic Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Law Programs at University of San Francisco School of Law, and also a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society of Stanford Law School. He focuses his research on intellectual property, in particular the interactions between intellectual property protection, technological innovation, and the development of cultural industries. He has published forty-three academic articles in U.S., European, and Chinese law reviews. Two of his articles have been selected and reprinted by Thompson Routers (West) as the best intellectual property articles, and another has been included in the suggested readings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He regularly receives invitations from the U.S. Copyright Office, the USPTO, and foreign governments to speak at their events.

He obtained his J.S.D. degree at Stanford Law School, where he was a Stanford Program in International Legal Studies Fellow, a Microsoft Fellow in Intellectual Property and Antitrust, and an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. He has also served as a Senior Editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review. He has a Ph.D. degree in Jurisprudence from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

He has worked for Baker McKenzie and Jones Day, practising law in the areas of entertainment and media, computer and information technology, intellectual property litigation and transactions. He has been involved in several high-profile cases in China, including some designated as the “Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases of the Year” by the Supreme People’s Court of China. He has advised various Fortune 500 companies, industrial associations, and international organizations on intellectual property-related policy projects.

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