Akron Law Welcomes Yang Ming from China as Visiting Intellectual Property Law Professor


Akron, Ohio, Feb. 14, 2012 – The University of Akron School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology welcomes Professor Yang Ming of the Peking University School of Law in Beijing, China as a visiting professor.

“Dean Belsky and I welcome Professor Yang Ming to Akron Law, where he will teach a course on Chinese Intellectual Property Law,” says Professor Jeffrey Samuels, director of the Akron Law Intellectual Property Center for Law and Technology. “His visit follows a trip Dean Belsky and I made in October 2010 to Peking University Law School. In the future, we plan on further faculty exchanges, as well as student exchanges and other collaborative ventures.”

In addition to teaching, Ming will also speak to the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, and serve as a panelist on International Intellectual Property Developments at the upcoming Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property Law and Policy on March 19 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. The symposium is co-sponsored by Akron Law and Sughrue Mion, PLLC.

Ming is associate professor of Peking University Law School, Ph.D. (People’s University of China); LLM (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law); LLB(Zhongnan University of Economics and Law) .He worked in Peking University Law School as a postdoctoral fellow and transferred to be a teacher since July 2006. He did studies in University of California Berkeley Law School as a visiting scholar from August  2008 to June  2009. His priority research areas are Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and Competitive Law. Ming participated in the project of “the study on incorporeal property institution”, supported by the Ministry of Justice of the P.R.C and was awarded the First Prize of the Ministry of Justice Jurisprudence teaching material and academic achievement.

Ming‘s study was assessed at excellent level in the State Natural Science Foundation Project— “Intellectual Property Law in the Age of Knowledge Economy” and another achievement in the State Social Science Foundation Project—“Development of High Technology and Innovation of Civil Law” was evaluated at the first level. He has accomplished numerous academic publications, including the books, A Study on Intellectual Property Anspruch—with the Repression of Unfair Competition and Studies on essential problems of Intellectual Property (volume5) and the articles, the Intellectual Property Right of Music for Voices in a Chinese Opera, Chinese Opera Work and Chinese Opera Cinematographic Work—from the Case of Tian Xian Pei and Literary Work v. Artistic Work—Reflection on the Essential Theory Problems of Intellectual Property.

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