Monday, July 31, 2023

HKU Law Welcomes Dr Taorui Guan, Research Assistant Professor

Welcome to Dr Taorui Guan, Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Law. His research work is primarily concentrated on the development of technology markets, legal reforms in response to emerging technologies, the interplay between intellectual property and finance, and China’s innovation system. He publishes his findings in both Chinese and English. From 2019-2020, he held the Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy of George Mason University. He won the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics in 2021.

In the classroom, Dr. Guan instructs students on intellectual property and information technology, copyright law, and Chinese intellectual property law. He also acts as a tutor in a course that provides an introduction to Chinese law.

His academic credentials include an S.J.D. and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law. During his doctoral studies, he received the Chinese Government Doctoral Scholarship. He also earned an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Renmin University of China, where he was named a Distinguished Graduate and was awarded a National Scholarship for Graduate Students. His initial degrees, a BA in Business English and an LL.B., were obtained from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, where he was the recipient of the National Scholarship for Undergraduate Students and the First Class Scholarship for two years running.

Having successfully passed the Chinese Judicial Examination, Dr. Guan is also a member of the New York State Bar. His professional affiliations include membership in the Chinese Law Society.
His Research areas include:
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Chinese Law

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