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Haochen Sun

Haochen Sun was a Berkman Center Fellow in 2006-2007 working on the Noank Digital Media Exchange project. His research interests primarily lie in the areas of intellectual property, property, and legal theory. He is particularly interested in the jurisprudential approach to think about the relationship between intellectual property and human rights. His recent research focuses on the issues ranging from the legitimacy of the three-step test, copyright and digital divide, patent protection and public health, to copyright reform in China. His recent articles have appeared in Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law, European Journal of International Law, and so on.

Haochen worked in the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property as a Research Fellow in 2005. He obtained an LL.B. from Zhejiang University in 2003, and an LL.M. from National University of Singapore in 2005, where he was a Research Scholar and a recipient of President’s Graduate Fellowship. He graduated from the LL.M. Program at Harvard Law School in 2006.

In his spare time, Haochen enjoys poetry writing, alternative music, and art films. He is now planning to publish his first collection of love poems.


Jun 30, 2007

Overcoming the Achilles Heel of Copyright Law

This article challenges the legitimacy of the three-step test which sets up a one-size-fits-all standard for copyright protection. It also puts forward a proposal aimed at…


Harvard International Law Journal

Intellectual Property and “The Lost Year” of COVID-19 Deaths

Madhavi Sunder and Haochen Sun explain how Intellectual Property protections impacted the COVID-19 pandemic and the development, availability, and distribution of the COVID…

Nov 8, 2023


Mar 5, 2024 @ 12:15 PM

Data Sovereignty: From the Digital Silk Road to the Return of the State

RSM welcomes Chinmayi Arun, Anupam Chander, and Haochen Sun for a conversation launching Data Sovereignty: From the Digital Silk Road to the Return of the State, a new open access…

Mar 29, 2023 @ 12:30 PM

March 29: Technology and the Public Interest

Haochen Sun will discuss his new book with Jon Penney and Yong Jin Park...