Assistant Professor Jiarui Liu focuses his research on intellectual property law, in particular the interactions between intellectual property protection, technological innovation, and the development of cultural industries. He is a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society of Stanford Law School. Before that, he was a tenure track assistant professor of law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He has published 32 academic articles in U.S., European, and Chinese law reviews. One of his articles has been included in the suggested readings of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and another has been selected and reprinted by West as one of the best law articles of 2010 in the areas of art, entertainment, and publishing.
He obtained his JSD at Stanford Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, a Microsoft Fellow in Intellectual Property and Antitrust, and a Stanford Program in International Legal Studies Fellow. He has also served as a senior editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review. He has a PhD in Jurisprudence from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
He has worked for Baker & McKenzie and Jones Day, practicing entertainment and media, computer and information technology, intellectual property litigation and transactions. He has been involved in several high-profile cases in China, including some designated as the “Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases of the Year” by the Supreme People’s Court of China. He has also assisted various industrial associations and international organizations in intellectual property-related policy projects.