He Juan
Associate Professor

Professional Experience & Education

Professional History

    Dr. He is an associate professor of law and Assistant Head of the Division of Social Science & Management at the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University. She is also an associate director of the Center for Hong Kong and Macau Studies.

    Meanwhile, she is an expert of Intellectual Property Office of Shenzhen Municipality, a legal expert of Shenzhen Law Society, an trial quality assessment expert for the Shenzhen Qianhai Cooperation Zone People's Court, and an intellectual property rights dispute mediation expert for Shenzhen Nanshan District People’s Court.

    She has accomplished Erasmus postdoctoral research at University of Turku, Finland, and has conducted academic research at the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, Cambridge University, Univerza v Ljubljani, Japan Center for International Exchange and Academia Sinica at Taiwan, China. She has worked for the EU–China Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property (IPR2). And now she is assigned by the World Intellectual Property Organization as the head tutor of advanced course Patent of WIPO Distance Learning Program in Chinese.


    Dr. He received her Doctor of Laws, Master of Laws, and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Tsinghua University. She also received a Bachelor of Engineering from Hefei University of Technology.

Instruction & Advising

Current Courses:

    Intellectual Property Laws and Practices; Management of Intellectual Property; Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property and WTO Rules; Chinese Institutional and Legal Environment; Research of Management for Interdisciplinary Innovation; Data Ethics; Professional Ethics

Master's & Ph.D. Advising:

    Dr. He advises students in the Intellectual Property Law, Open FIESTA Internet + Innovative Design, and Master of Public Administration programs.



    Dr. He’s major research interest is in the area of intellectual property law and competition law, and more specifically international intellectual property system, public policies for innovation and entrepreneurship, copyright law and patent antitrust issues. She is also interested in interdisciplinary research, including intellectual property management of new technologies, new industries, new models and new businesses.

Past and Present Projects:

  • Patent Analysis and Strategic Research on Artificial Intelligence Applied in the Financial Field, Funded by China National Intellectual Property Administration, In Research.

  • New Trends in Gene Technology Patent Protection, Funded by China National Intellectual Property Administration, In Research.

  • Research on the Construction of the Strictest Intellectual Property Protection System in Shenzhen, Funded by Shenzhen Intellectual Property Office, In Research.

  • Research on the Promotion of Basic Research and Industrial Innovation Capability in Shenzhen, Funded by Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee, In Research.

  • Research on the Implementation of Innovation-driven Development Strategy in Shenzhen, Funded by Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee, In Research.

  • The Role of Hong Kong as an Intellectual Property Service Hub in the Belt and Road Initiative, Funded by Center for Hong Kong and Macao Research, Tsinghua University, In Research.

  • Research on Intellectual Property Management of MOOC Operation, Funded by Online Education Research Center of China’s Ministry of Education, Completed.

  • Research on Intellectual Property Protection of Big Data Industry, Funded by China National Intellectual Property Administration, Completed.  

  • Research on Patent Strategy of Graphene Industry, Funded by China National Intellectual Property Administration, Completed.

  • Research on Intellectual Property Issues of International Cooperative Education, Funded by Shenzhen Bureau of Education, Completed.

  • Research on Intellectual Property Policy Direction for Implementing Innovation-Driven Development Strategy, Funded by China National Intellectual Property Administration, Completed.

  • Research on Construction of Low-Carbon Patent Commons between Guangdong and Hong Kong, Funded by Center for Hong Kong and Macao Research, Completed.

  • Research on Intellectual Property System for Motivating Indigenous Innovation within the Framework of WTO, Funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Completed.

  • Research on Non-Permanent Judge System, Funded by Shenzhen Qianhai Cooperation Zone People’s Court, Completed.

Additional Positions

China Society of Comparative Law, Council

The Hong Kong Basic Law and Macao Basic Law Research Association, Member

Shenzhen Low Carbon City Research Association, Vice President & Secretary General

Shenzhen Genomics Industry Alliance, Council


  1. HE Juan, Innovation-Driven Intellectual Property Policy, Intellectual Property Publishing House, 2018. (ISBN:9787513054515)

  2. HE Juan, National Treatment of Intellectual Property Rights, Tsinghua University Press, 2018. (ISBN:9787302504269)

Co-Authored Books:

  1. China's Investment in Europe: From Political Perspective, Chapter V. “The Barriers of China’s investment in EU: Institutional Change in EU”, Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2014.

  2. Modern Copyright Law, Chapter V. “Neighboring Rights” and Chapter VI “Restriction of Copyright”, Peking University Press, 2011.

  3. Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law (2nd Edition, Co-editor), Peking University Press, 2008.

Selected Publications:

  1. He J. & Zhang H.Y., Study on Competitive Profile of Global Genetic Testing Industry from the Perspective of Patent Information, Journal of Intelligence, No. 12, 2018.

  2. He J. & Dai S.J., Some Thoughts on National Defense Intellectual Property Rights, Science and Technology Management Research, No. 10, 2018.

  3. He J., Intellectual Property Protection and Legislation for Big Data: Challenges and Solutions, China Invention and Patent, No. 3, 2018.

  4. He J., Lu X.S., Hu Z.T., etc., Ownership and Transformation: The Intellectual Property Issues in International Cooperative Education, Science and Technology Innovation Herald, No. 24, 2016.

  5. He J., A Journey to Achieving Health Equity: Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property in the WTO, Tsinghua Forum of Rule of Law, Vol. 21, 2015.

  6. He J., Rethinking Intellectual Property Protection in the WTO, Tsinghua Forum of Rule of Law, Vol. 20, 2014.

  7. He J., The Game of Innovation in the Era of Globalization: Patent Competition between Chinese and Japanese Companies, Forum on Science and Technology in China, No. 4, 2014.

  8. He J., Three Trends of Intellectual Property System in the Age of Globalization:Convergence, Divergence, and a Flexible Way, Journal of Comparative law, No. 6, 2013.

  9. He J., “Exceptions” to National Treatment in Intellectual Property Conventions, Tsinghua Law Journal, No. 2, 2013.

  10. He J., Does Encouraging Indigenous Innovation Violate International Rules: Rethinking the Principle of National Treatment, Intellectual Property, No.1, 2013.

  11. He J., Further Research on Essential Patents in Technical Standards, Intellectual Property, No.2, 2011.

  12. He J., Independent Evaluation Mechanism of Essential Patents in Technical Standards, Science Technology and Law, Vol.91, No.3, 2011.

  13. He J., From Green Technology to Green Patent: Do We Need a Special Patent Regime for Climate Change? Intellectual Property, No.1, 2010.

  14. Zheng S.L. & He J., Establishment of National Infrastructure Technical Standard and Standard Setting Organization (second author), Electronics Intellectual Property, No.4, 2010.

  15. He J., Green Patent: Technology Innovation System in the Context of Climate Change, Tsinghua Forum of Rule of Law, Vol. 13, 2010.

  16. He J., Traditional Cultural Expression and the Protection of Copyright: An Analysis Based on Three Court Cases in Taiwan, China Copyright, No.5, 2010.

  17. He J., Views on the Copyright Protection of Perfumes, China Copyright, No.2, 2009.

  18. He J., An Empirical Study on 166 Right of Integrity Cases in Chinese Courts, China Copyright, No.4, 2008.

International Conferences Presentations & Papers:

  1. Indian Patent Law and Its Impact on Pharmaceutical Industry: What China can learn from India? International Conference on Innovation, Economic Development and Intellectual Property in India and China, Beijing, 2017.

  2. Impact of TRIPS Agreement on Indian Patent System and Pharmaceutical Industry, International Symposium on Global Health Law, Guilin, 2017.

  3. Protection of New Varieties of Plants and Agricultural R&D, International Conference of Innovation and Economic Development beyond IP in India and China, New Delhi, 2016.

  4. China’s Specialized IP Courts: Issues and Challenges, WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property, Geneva, 2015.

  5. How to Create an Innovation Environment: A Comparative Study of Innovation Policy in China and Finland, Nordic-Chinese Academic Conference on European Integration, Shanghai, 2012.

  6. Indigenous Innovation Policy and The Impact of Globalization on China’s Intellectual Property System, 4th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law, Turku, 2012.

  7. The Influence of Globalization on the Principle of National Treatment in Intellectual Property, International Scholastic Conference “Law as A Unifying Factor of Europe – Jurisprudence and Practice”, Bratislava, 2010.

  8. Green Patent System: Sustainable Development and Intellectual Property in the Context of Climate Change, The 11th APRU Doctoral Students Conference 2010, Jakarta, 2010.

  9. Intellectual Property Issues in Starting High-tech Ventures, Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2009, Beijing, 2009.

  10. Practice and Strategy of Patent Protection for Biotechnology Inventions in China, Governance of New Technologies: The Transformation of Medicine, IT and IP, Edinburgh, 2009.

  11. Avian Influenza Virus Samples, Bioethics and Intellectual Property Protection, 17th World Congress on Medical Law, Beijing, 2008.

  12. Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2008, Beijing, 2008.

Shenzhen High-Level Professionals

First Prize, Tsinghua University Sixth Young Teacher Teaching Competition

Second Prize, Innovation Forum of Guangdong Annual Academic Conference on Social Science

Second Prize, Shenzhen Philosophy and Social Science Outstanding Research Achievement

Second Prize, China Society of Comparative Law Annual Outstanding Paper

Third Prize, 2017 International Symposium on Global Health Law Excellent Article

Erasmus EXPERTS Scholarship for Post Doctorate

Erasmus LiSUM Scholarship for Doctoral Research

SYLFF Scholarship for Youth