Laura Wen-yu Young

Born in San Francisco, to a father from Shanghai via Taiwan, and an American mother, Ms. Young grew up in a Chinese-speaking household, and was educated at UC Berkeley. She received her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, and began her practice by splitting her time between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan in 1988. She added mainland China into her regular schedule in 1994, when Wang & Wang added its Beijing office. She was admitted in California and to the Federal District Court, Northern District of California in 1988, and was registered as a foreign legal expert with the Taipei Bar Association in 2004, and with China's Ministry of Justice in 2005.

She an editorial advisor, and author of the Taiwan volume of CCH Asia’s Employment Law series, the author of the Intellectual Property chapter of Juris Publishing’s Doing Business in China, and author of numerous articles on Chinese law and business, and has presented many lectures for the Practicing Law Institute, International Trademark Association, International Anti-Counterfeiting Association, and local bar associations. Young is a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation and is a member of its Executive Committee. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the C.V. Starr East Asia Library at UC Berkeley, and is the President of the Board of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum.

Admissions

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Languages

English (fluent), Chinese (fluent), Spanish (reading), and French (reading)

Selected Publications

  • “Protecting Trade Secrets in China”, Practicing Law Institute: Trade Secrets 2013: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, February 2014
  • “Taiwan Advertising Law”, in World Trade Press’ A to Z World Business, February 2013
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets in China”, Practicing Law Institute: Trade Secrets 2013: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, February 2013
  • “Intellectual Property Law”, chapter in Intellectual Property Law of China,  Juris Publishing, 2011
  • “Expatriates Face China’s Criminal Law System”, in ABA’s International Law News, vol. 40, no 2, Spring 2011
  • "Dilution in Taiwan and China" in New Matter, California Bar Association's IP Journal, Fall 2010
  • "Intellectual Property in China" in Doing Business in China, Juris Publishing, 2009
  • "Enriching the Law School Curriculum: Summer Law Institute at the Kenneth Wang School of Law, Soochow University in Suzhou, China," Volume 26, No. 4 Penn State International Law Review, Spring 2008
  • "Building Bridges: Fostering Cross Cultural Learning in the Law," co-author, International Association of Law Schools, Suzhou, China, October 2007
  • "China's Market Economy: An Historical Perspective," The Transnational Lawyer (now known as the Pacific McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal), vol. 18:1, 2004
  • "China Staff Employment Law Guide: Taiwan," CCH Asia Pte Limited, 2003
  • "Telecommunications Regulation in China," CCH's China Law Update, September 2003
  • "Dealing with China's Compensation Issues," CCH's People Strategist, May 2002
  • "Taiwan Employment Law," CCH Asia Pte Limited, 2002, updated annually
  • "Hiring Household Help in China," West Publishing's International HR Journal, Winter 2001
  • "Compensation Issues in China," West Publishing's International HR Journal, Summer 2001
  • "An Expatriate's Nightmare: Entangled in the Chinese Criminal Justice System," West Publishing's International HR Journal, Winter 2000
  • "New Internet and E-Commerce Regulations in China," Kluwer's International Lawyers Newsletter, July/August 2001
  • "China: Overview of the Criminal Law System for Foreign Managers," Kluwer's International Lawyers Newsletter, July/August 2000
  • "Expatriate Residence in China," Kluwer's International Lawyers Newsletter, May/June 2000
  • "Hiring and Managing Employees in China," Warren Gorham Lamont's International HR Journal, Summer 2000
  • "Expatriates Facing Criminal Charges in China," Warren Gorham Lamont's International HR Journal, Spring 2000
  • "Expatriate Residence in China," RIAA's International HR Journal, Fall 1999
  • "In China, 'Discoveries' are not Patentable," The National Law Journal, September 27, 1999
  • "Protection of Pharmaceuticals in China," Pearson's China Law for Business, Vol. 4, No. 9, January 1999
  • "Health Care of Foreign Managers in China," Warren Gorham Lamont's International HR Journal, 1998
  • "Expatriates Stationed in China Importing Household Effects," Warren Gorham Lamont's International HR Journal, 1998
  • "China's Anti-Dumping Regulations," Pearson Publishing's China Law for Business, 1998
  • "Latest Sino-US Agreement Brings No New Protections for IP," IP Worldwide, November/December 1996
  • "Unfair Practices in Software Patent Licensing," Practising Law Institute, June 1996
  • "Comparison of Taiwan and China's IP Regimes," National Law Journal, May 1996
  • "Taiwan's Compliance with TRIPs," East Asian Executive Reports, April 1996
  • " ("On US Section 301 Actions") co-author, (IP Studies), Beijing, 1996
  • "Analysis of the 1995 Sino-US Agreement," IACC Update, Fall 1995
  • "New Laws Bring Taiwan Closer to WTO Regime," National Law Journal, March 1995
  • "Taiwan's New Patent Law," East Asian Executive Reports, 1994

Selected Lectures and Appearances

  • “Protecting Trade Secrets in China,” Practicing Law Institute, February 21, and March 24, 2014
  • “Teaching Law in Asia”, at INTA Leadership Meeting, Miami, November 13, 2013
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets in China,” Practicing Law Institute, February 12, 2013
  • “Dilution and Squatting in China and Taiwan,” California State Bar, Standing Committee Continuing Legal Education Programs, March 2010

Academic Courses Taught