Ms. Qian YIN 殷倩女士

Research Student

Working toward a PhD in Laws, expected 2026

Ms. Qian Yin is a PhD candidate at CUHK LAW. Her research interests lie in intellectual property law, international economic law, and data governance, with particular interest in World Trade Organization (WTO) law, free trade agreements, and the intersection between international trade and intellectual property law.

Data Exclusivity for Pharmaceuticals in Free Trade Agreements, co-supervised by Professors Jyh-An LEE and Shixue HU.
  • Intellectual property
  • Public international law
  • International trade law
  • Data protection and information law

With my thesis, I hope to answer how free trade agreements incorporate data exclusivity for pharmaceuticals to improve pharmaceutical-related intellectual property protection standards under the TRIPS Agreements. By exploring selective countries’ approaches to implementing the data exclusivity policy, the thesis proposes mitigating the data exclusivity under FTAs in response to the extended identification of public health-related rights.

  • Rethinking Test Data Protection in China-US Trade War: Integrating Empirical and Normative Analysis, Journal of World Trade. 2023;57(5): 809 – 832.
  • Compulsory License for Pharmaceutical Patents in China in light of the TRIPS Agreement, Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, 2023, 18 (1): 131-180.
  • Forced Technology Transfer Performance Requirement in International Investment Agreements— A Chinese Perspective, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2022, 17(2): 114-131.
  • Test Data Protection in Phase-one Trade Agreement: Tearing Up the Rulebook?, 15th IP Conference – Navigating Innovation and IP Amid Global Turbulence, Hong Kong, 28-29 July 2023.
  • Compulsory License for Pharmaceutical Patents in China in light of the TRIPS Agreement, Fifth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, Singapore, 1-3 March 2023.
  • Forced Technology Transfer under International Investment Agreement and US-China Trade war, 2022 Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of International Law, Online, 27-29 May 2022.
  • Master of Laws, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2020.
  • Bachelor of Law, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, 2019.