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Nari Lee


P.O. Box 479

00101 Helsinki


    Research areas

  • 513 Law - Intellectual Property Law, patent law, law and policy, theory of intellectual property, open innovation, international trade law


Nari Lee is the professor intellectual property at Hanken. She has joined Hanken faculty in 2012. She has studied law at Ewha Womans University in Korea and at Kyushu University, Japan (LL.M), and holds a Ph.D from University of Eastern Finland and Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from Kyushu University, Japan. Since 1996, she has researched and taught in the area of intellectual property and international trade in universities in Europe, Asia and USA. Her research experience includes post of an affiliated research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition in Munich, Germany (2012-2014), Research Visitor at University of Cambridge (2016), Senior Global Hauser Fellow at New York University (NYU) Law School (2017). In 2019 Spring, she will also serve as a Designated Professor, at the Center for Asian Legal Exchange at Nagoya University, Japan and in 2019 Spring-Summer as Research Visitor at Center for IP and Information Law (University of Cambridge).  

Research areas

  • Personalized medicine, Pharmaceutical Innovation and IP law 
  • Fairness, Morality and Intellectual Property
  • Open and Alterantive Innovation Regimes and Intellectual Property 
  • Disruptive Innovations (e.g. 3DP, AIs, Biogenetic technology) and intellectual property law and policy 
  • Trade Secret Protection and IP law 

Education information

Doctor of Laws, Kyushu University, Japan, 2002

Additional Education Information

Doctor of Philosophy, (Ph.D.) University of Eastern Finland. 2010

Highlighted activities

  1. Europeal Policy for Intellectual Property (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership in academic committee, council, board

  2. New York University, Law School

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution

  3. University of Cambridge

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution

  4. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipAssessment of candidates for academic posts

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Highlighted research outputs

  1. Specialized IP Courts in China - Judicial Governance of Intellectual Property Rights

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. The Private and Non-commercial Use Defence Revisited: The Case of 3D Printing Technologies

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. Revisiting the principle of technological neutrality in patent protection in the age of 3D printing technology and cloud computing

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  4. Interfacing Intellectual Property Rights and Open Innovation

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

  5. Governance of Intellectual Property in China and Europe

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyScientificpeer-review

  6. Pharmaceutical Innovation, Competition and Patent Law: A Trilateral Perspective

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyScientificpeer-review

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