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Joy Xiang

Professor of Law

joyxiang@stl.pku.edu.cn

“Intellectual property laws are one of the tools available to encourage innovation. How do we build entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems that optimize the use of these tools? How do we optimize and balance the use of intellectual property rights? These are some of the questions I like to explore with my students and colleagues.”

  • Professor Xiang’s interdisciplinary and evidence-based research focuses on exploring ways to enhance innovation and collaboration. Her teaching includes U.S. and International IP Systems, Patent Law, and IP Strategies. Professor Xiang was educated in the U.S. in law, public policies, technology entrepreneurship, and computer science. Prior to joining PKU-STL, Professor Xiang taught at University of Washington School of Law as an adjunct professor and Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law as an IP fellow.

    Professor Xiang also worked in or for the U.S. technology industries for fifteen years, in roles such as software engineer and program manager for Motorola, IP attorney representing various organizations and inventors, and corporate counsel for Microsoft. Her technological expertise included software engineering and computer operating system optimization. Her legal expertise included global patent practice and patent portfolio management. She also worked on complex patent litigation, patent cross-licensing, and IP policy review.

    • Survey of U.S. IP Laws

    • Patent Law

    • International IP

    • IP Strategies

    • IP in East Asia

  • Publications

    Work-in-Progress

    • Article. Access to Undisclosed Know-how.

    • Article. Intellectual Property, Antitrust, and Innovation in Developing Countries.

    Presentations

    1. Invited Speaker. Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Cleantech: A Pathway for the LDCs. WTO Annual Workshop to Member Countries on Technology Transfer to the LDCs, Geneva, Switzerland (Online, March 2022).

    2. Invited Presenter. Access to Undisclosed Know-how. IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference (Online, February 2022)

    3. Invited Lecture. Cleantech and Patents. University of Washington School of Law, U.S.A. (February 2022).

    4. Invited Book Talk. “Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Cleantech: A Pathway for Developing Countries.” University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, U.S.A. (online, December 2021)

    5. Invited Moderator. “IP Jurisprudence.” WIPO-WTO Colloquium, Geneva, Switzerland (Online, November 2021)

    6. Invited Presentations. Intellectual Property, Antitrust Law, Access to Essential Technologies, at

      – International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research for Intellectual Property, Copenhagen, Denmark (online, November 2021)

      – Annual Academic Roundtable, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, U.S.A. (online, September 2021)

      – Asia IP and Innovation Researchers Conference, Malaysia (online, March 2021)

    7. Invited Discussant. International Cleantech Cooperation: Climate Change, WIPO Green & the Paris Agreement, Legal Frontiers, Peking University School of Transnational Law (online, June 2020)

    8. Invited Presentations. Cleantech Innovation by Developing Countries, at

      – International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research for Intellectual Property, Vanderbilt University, U.S.A (August 2019)

      – WIPO-WTO Colloquium, Geneva, Switzerland (June 2017)

      – IP Scholars Conference, Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law, U.S.A. (August 2017)

    9. Invited Presentations. IPR Management in International Cleantech Cooperation, at

      – Works in Progress for IP, University of Houston Law Center, U.S.A. (February 2019)

      – Junior IP Scholars Roundtable, Northwestern University School of Law, U.S.A. (May 2018)

      – IP Scholars Conference, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A. (August 2018)

    10. Invited Moderator. Soft Law and Standards for Legal Innovation, International Workshop on Soft Law, Peking University School of Transnational Law (November 2019)

    11. Invited Lecturer. International IP and China’s Belt Road Initiative, at Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Macau, China (November 2019)

    12. Invited Moderator. Risk Mitigation, Licensing, and Partnerships Strategies, at Tsinghua-Berkley Transnational IP Litigation Conference, China (December 2018)

    13. Invited Presentation. IPR and Cleantech, at Book Launch for EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law and Negotiations, Shenzhen, China (December 2018)

    14. Invited Lecturer. International IP and IP Development at the Greater Bay Area, at Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Macau, China (November 2018)

    15. Invited Commentator. Trade, Tech, and China Roundtable, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A. (July 2018)

    16. Invited Lecturer. International Intellectual Property, at Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Macau, China (November 2017)

    17. Invited Presentation. The Unique Case of PKU-STL, at the Legal Education: Present and Future Global Changes Conference, Tokyo, Japan (January 2017)

    18. Invited Presentation. IP Implications in China’s Free Trade Agreements, at the International Corporate Practice – Tax and IP Issues Symposium, Tokyo, Japan (January 2017)

    19. Invited Presentation. Addressing Climate Change: Domestic Innovation, International Cooperation, and International Aid, at European Policies of IP Conference, Oxford University, United Kingdom (2016)

    20. Invited Lecturer. The TRIPS Agreement. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (November 2014).

    21. Invited Lecturer. International Patenting. University of Washington School of Law, U.S.A. (January 2014).

    22. Invited Speaker. Developing a Global Patent Portfolio. University of Washington School of Law, U.S.A. (July 2013).

    23. Invited Speaker. U.S. Patent Procurement. National Science and Technology Development Agency, Bangkok, Thailand (May 2013).

    24. Invited Moderator. Patent Exhaustion – International Views. East China University of Political Science and Law, China (May 2013).

    25. Master of Ceremony. U.S. – China Subnational Relationship Building. The Tai Initiative and Seattle University, U.S.A. (April 2013).

    26. Invited Speaker. Software and Business Method Patenting. People’s University School of Law, China (May 2012).

  • Juris Doctor, Masters, Graduate Certificate, Bachelor of Science, in Law, Public Policies, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science. University of Washington

    • Professor Joy Y Xiang Spoke at WTO Workshop on Technology Transfer to the LDCs

      Professor Joy Xiang Invited to Present at Leading International Conferences and U.S. IP Programs

      Professor Joy Y Xiang Appointed Visiting Fellow at NUS Law

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