Professor 教授
Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law 法律學院傑出學人





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Jyh-An Lee is a Professor and the Executive Director of the Centre for Legal Innovation and Digital Society (CLINDS) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Law. He has been a faculty member of the CUHK EMBA program since 2018. Professor Lee also coaches the New Ventures Legal Team (NVLT), a clinical support group collaborating with CUHK’s Pre-Incubation Centre for startup companies. He was the LLB Programme Director and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies at CUHK Faculty of Law from 2019 to 2021.

Professor Lee holds a JSD from Stanford Law School and an LLM from Harvard Law School. He has published on various aspects of intellectual property and internet law in such academic journals as the Wake Forest Law Review, American Business Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Duke Law & Technology Review, Virginia Journal of International Law, Michigan Technology Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Jurimetrics, European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), and Computer Law & Security Review. His authored and edited books are Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons (Edward Elgar, 2012), Intellectual Property Law in China (Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed., 2021, co-authored with Peter Ganea, Danny Friedmann, and Douglas Clark), and Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property (Oxford University Press, 2021, co-edited with Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu).

Before starting his academic career, he was a practicing lawyer in Taiwan, specializing in technology and business transactions. During his studies at Stanford Law School, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Prior to joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he taught at National Chengchi University and was an Associate Research Fellow at the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He was the Legal Lead and Co-Lead of Creative Commons Taiwan (2011–2014). He also lent his expertise as an advisory committee member for Copyright Amendment at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), which operates under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, during the same period. Professor Lee has been the legal lead of the Creative Commons Hong Kong Chapter since October 2018. He is currently an advisory-board member serving the European Center for E-Commerce & Internet Law advisory board, which is affiliated with the University of Vienna. Since 2016, he has held a panelist position for the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC).

Professor Lee has been featured on ABC News, BBC News, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, Fortune, and South China Morning Post as an expert on intellectual property and Internet law. His works have been cited by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the UK High Court of Justice, the US International Trade Commission, and the European Union (in a WTO dispute-settlement case).


  • JSD (Stanford)
  • LLM (Harvard)
  • MBA, LLB (NTU)
  • Admitted to Practice in Taiwan


  • Intellectual Property
  • Law & Digital Technology
  • Asian Law


  • CUHK Outstanding Research Impact Award 2022-23
  • CUHK Law Faculty Award for Academic Impact in Legal Scholarship 2022
  • CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2019
  • CUHK Young Researcher Award 2019
  • CUHK Law Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2018
  • CUHK Research Excellence Award 2016-17


  • TRAIL Academic Fellow, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (2022 – present)
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law (2020)
  • Visiting Professor, National Taiwan University College of Law (2019)
  • ARCIALA Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University School of Law (2017)
  • Associate Professor, NCCU, Taiwan (2012-2014)
  • Associate Research Fellow, CITI, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2012-2014)
  • Assistant Professor, NCCU, Taiwan (2009-2012)
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Stanford Law School (2006, 2007, 2008-2009)



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