Prof. Jyh-An LEE 李治安教授
Associate Professor 副教授
Tel (852) 3943 3331
Fax (852) 2994 2505

Room 525,
Faculty of Law,
5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Professor Jyh-An Lee currently serves as the Deputy Director of the LLB programme. He holds a J.S.D. from Stanford Law School and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. Dr. Lee has published extensively in English and in Chinese on various aspects of intellectual property and Internet law. His research appears in leading academic journals, such as Wake Forest Law Review, Oregon Law ReviewVanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology LawCardozo Arts & Entertainment Law ReviewMinnesota Journal of LawScience & TechnologyUMKC Law ReviewEuropean Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), Hastings Business Law JournalJurimetrics JournalAmerican University International Law ReviewWashington International Law Journal, etc. He is also the sole author of two books: Coding a Free Society: Open Source Strategies for Policymakers (VDM Verlag Müller Press, 2007) and Nonprofit Organizations and the Intellectual Commons (Edward Elgar, 2012).

During his studies at Stanford Law School, Dr. Lee was appointed the 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 in the Center for Information Technology Innovation at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He was the Legal Lead and Co-Lead of Creative Commons Taiwan (2011–2014) and an advisory committee member for Copyright Amendment in the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (2011–2014). Dr. Lee is currently a member of the advisory board of the European Center for E-Commerce & Internet Law affiliated with the University of Vienna. In 2016, he was appointed a domain name dispute resolution panelist by the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and continues to serve in this capacity. Before starting his academic career, he was a practicing lawyer in Taiwan, specializing in technology and business transactions.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

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

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property
  • Information Law
  • Internet Law


  • 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)

Selected Publications


Journal Papers

Book Chapters

  • Information and the Law (資訊與法律), in LAW AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 60 (2013)
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law in Taiwan (臺灣智慧財產權法概論), in INTRODUCTION TO TAIWANESE LAW 321 (2013)
  • The Development and Challenges of Cultural and Creative Industries in the Digital Environment (數位時代文化創意產業之發展與挑戰--從兩岸ECFA合作框架談起), in PROTECTION, APPLICATION, AND LAW OF DIGITAL COPYRIGHT 27 (2012) (with Jerry G. Fong and Chung-Lun Shen)
  • The Law of Cloud Computing (雲端運算相關法律問題初探), in NEW ISSUES AND TRENDS OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC LAWS 539 (2011)
  • The Government and the Bazaar: Open Source Revolution in the Public Sector, in OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: EMERGING ISSUES (ICFAI University Press, 2008)
  • Strategic Implication of E-Commerce Business Method Patent (電子化企業之商業方法專利策略), in 2001 YEARBOOK OF CHINESE SOCIETY FOR MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY 371 (2001)