Visiting Scholars in Residence Fall 2018

The IP Library is proud to home for the research activities of our Visiting Scholars Program. The Library offers a dedicated Visiting Scholars Office located next to the IP Librarian, Professor Jon Cavicchi who is Faculty Coordinator for the Program. He assists scholars with their research process. We host foru to six scholars from around the world each semester. Scholars choose UNH School of Law because of our esteemed IP Faculty, curriculum and the only dedicated academic IP Library in the U.S..

Yang Weng    

Yang Weng is currently a doctoral candidate at the Law School of Xi`an Jiaotong University, one of the top universities in China. He earned an LL.M from the School of Economics Law, Northwest University of Politics and Law. His field of study is the law of financial markets. His doctoral supervisor is professor Li Wan-qiang who is also the associate dean of the law school. His research at UNH Law l concentrates on the financial security and financial market regulation laws of the United States from a comparative perspective.

In recent years, he has been studying the regulation of cross-border financial investment. His dissertation titled “ The Supervision of Cross-border Investment by Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) from the Perspective of Financial Security.” The main purpose of his research is to build a supervision framework for SWFs's global investment activities, which will secure the financial market not only for host countries but also for the regional or global financial markets.

Pingjuan Lin   

Pingjuan Lin, since 2006 has been building her career with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Beijing, China. For the most recent five years she has served on the Patent Reexamination Board of SIPO, most currently as an Examiner (Reexamination of Cases in Computer Science). Prior to that she served as a patent examiner. She earned a Master's Degree from the School of Computer Science of Jilin University, China.

Pingjuan Lin’s field of study is titled, “Patent Creativity Examination, Dispute Mediation System and Post-Grant Proceedings in U.S.. This research has several parts. She is examining the principles of the Creativity review in U.S. patent examination guidelines, including the principles of the Graham case, the contents and methods of applications, as well as the rejection to applications and relief for rejection. She is studying established Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation is one of the most widely used approaches) in patent disputes to make recommendations for building mediation system of patent disputes in China. Finally, she is researching U.S. patent post-grant review, including six perspectives: the proposal of post-grant review, the initiation and intermittence of post-grant review, the rights and obligations of the patent applicant during post-grant review, the termination of post-grant review and estoppels, and transitional post-grant review.

Zheng Li         

Zheng Li since 2008 has been building her career with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Beijing, China. She has ten years of patent examination work, more than 700 pieces of invention, more than 150 pieces of PCT international searching and examination, more than 150 cases of reexamination. He is currently a supervisory patent examiner. He earned the degree of Master in  Applied Chemistry at Beihang University. She was designated an Awarded Research Associate and has published seven articles surrounding patent technology analysis.  

Zheng Li has two areas of scholarship. She is studying inequitable conduct in U.S., including an extensive analysis of case law on the subject. Her second area of analysis is ­­­­­­U.S. Court decisions relating to product-by-process (PBP) that have ruled that PBP claims shall cover a product identical to the claimed product, even when it was produced by a process different from the claimed process, common in pharmaceutical, biochemical and similar fields.