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Dr Vicki Huang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Law School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2018
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013
Master of Laws, Columbia University, 2008
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne, 2004

Contact

vicki.huang@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68090

Biography

Dr Vicki Huang is a Senior Lecturer of IP Law at Deakin Law School and Director of Cyber Law (Grad Cert) and the LLB/Cyber degree. She graduated from the Melbourne Law School with a PhD and first class honours in the LL.B. She also completed a L.L.M. at Columbia University Law School on a Burton Memorial Fellowship where she graduated with honours.


Dr Huang's research focusses on inter-disciplinary aspects of intellectual property (IP) law and empirical research methods into law. She has been awarded several grants to research: gender and patents; artificial intelligence and IP law including deep fakes; and open data for inter-disciplinary research. Her work has been published in Australia, Europe and the United States including the Sydney Law Review (2019) and the University of Illinois Law Review (2021).


Dr Huang is a co-author of two textbooks - S Ricketson, M Richardson, M Davison and V Huang, Intellectual Property: Cases, Material and Commentary, 6th ed (LexisNexis, 2019) and N Suzor, K Papparlardo, R Matulionyte, A Daly, A Chalk, A Witt, V Huang, Governing the Internet, open source textbook: https://wikijuris.net/cyberlaw/home


In 2021, she was nominated by the Deakin Law School for an Australian Legal Education Award for excellence in teaching. In 2020, she received an Honourable Mention at the Australian Legal Research Awards (ECR) from the Council of Australian Law Deans. In 2019, she was a finalist for 'Academic of the Year' at the Lawyers Weekly Awards and Women in Law Awards.


She currently teaches cyber law, intellectual property law, and property law. Dr Huang is also a student mentor, refugee mentor, leads the Faculty task force on inclusive workplace culture and serves on the academic integrity committee.


Prior to her appointment at Deakin, Vicki was a sessional lecturer at the Melbourne Law School. She previously worked for the Federal Court of Australia as a Research Associate to the Hon. Justice Finkelstein. She also worked for a number of years at law firms in Melbourne (Ashursts) and the USA (Morrison Foerster) with a focus on litigation and intellectual property law. She has been admitted to practice in Victoria as an Australian lawyer and admitted to the State Bar of California as an American attorney.

Dr Huang has a first class honours degree in psychology, and economics (top 1% of graduates) and has worked in management consulting and investment banking. She also worked as an intern at the United Nations, New York in the Secretary General's Office. Her multi-disciplinary background is reflected in her research work.

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Research interests

Grants

  1. ‘Gender and Patents — Outcomes for Australia’s Female Scientists’ (2022) Faculty of Business and Law Grant, $10,000.
  2. ‘Forecasting the Intersection between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Law’ (2021) Faculty of Business and Law Grant, $10,000.
  3. ‘Gender and Australian Patent Application Outcomes’ (2020) Deakin Science & Society Interdisciplinary Project Incubator Award, $9,500.
  4. ‘Using Open Data for Interdisciplinary Research — Workshop’ (2020) Deakin Science & Society Establishment Grant Scheme Award, $2,808.

Units taught

  • MLL444 Special Topics in Cyber Law
  • MLL410 Intellectual Property Law
  • MLJ711 Property Law and Policy
  • MLL327 Property Law
  • MLM704 Foundations of Law

Conferences

  • Marilyn McMahon and Vicki Huang, ‘Image-Based Abuse and Young People’ (Presentation), Victorian Law Foundation/Law Week 2021, 17 May 2021
  • Vicki Huang, 'Fashion Rights Enforcement' — Media Law + IP Conference, Melbourne Law School, 5-6 December 2019
  • Vicki Huang, ‘The Mis(Use) of Trademark Law to (Mis)Appropriate Racist Trademarks’, 2nd Biennial Conference on Race + IP, NYU Law School, USA — 5-6 April 2019
  • Vicki Huang, ‘An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Slants Case’, ATRIP (Association of Teachers and Researchers of Intellectual Property), 37th Annual Congress, Helsinki Finland — 5-8 August 2018.
  • Vicki Huang, Prof Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU), Prof Dan Rosen (Chuo) and Prof Susie Frankel (Victoria), ‘Trade Marks and Free Speech: Perspectives on The Slants case’ — 9 October 2017, IPRIA Public Seminar, University of Melbourne. 
  • Vicki Huang and Prof David Caudill (Villanova), ‘The Use of Survey Evidence in US Trade Mark Litigation’ — 23 July 2014, CMCL Seminar, University of Melbourne.
  • Vicki Huang, Janice Luck (Melb), Owen Malone (Dir IP at Fosters Group Ltd), Prof Susy Frankel (Victoria), A.Prof Don O’Sullivan (Melb), ‘Brands and the Challenges of Grey Markets’ — 26 October 2011, IPRIA Public Seminar, University of Melbourne

Awards

  • Deakin Law School Nominee for Teaching Excellence, ALEA 2021
  • Honourable Mention, Australian Legal Research Awards (ECR) CALD 2020
  • Finalist - "Academic of the Year", Women in Law Awards, 2019
  • Finalist - "Academic of the Year", Lawyers Weekly, 2019
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, PhD Scholarship, 2011
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Award, Columbia University, 2008
  • Burton Memorial Fellowship, Columbia University Scholarship, 2007
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth prize for Trade Mark Law and Unfair Competition, Melbourne Law School

Publications

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2021

Trademarks, Race, and Slur-Appropriation: An Interdisciplinary and Empirical Study

Vicki Huang

(2021), Vol. 2021, pp. 1605-1648, University of Illinois Law Review, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

An empirical analysis of the fashion design case law of Australia

V Huang

(2021), Vol. 52, pp. 242-264, IIC International review of intellectual property and competition law, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal article
2020

COVID-19 as a Trade Mark in Australia: issues and Implications

Vicki Huang

(2020), Vol. 42, pp. 576-583, European Intellectual Property Review, Andover, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

An empirical investigation of 20 years of trade mark infringement litigation in Australian courts

V Huang

(2019), Vol. 41, pp. 105-130, Sydney law review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Empirical analysis of Australian trademark infringement decisions: implications for the U.S. trademark use debate

V Huang

(2019), Vol. 35, pp. 1-36, Santa Clara computer and high technology law journal, Santa Clara, Calif., C1

journal article
2018

Liability for "invisible" use of trade marks on the internet

V Huang

(2018), Vol. 28, pp. 51-63, Australian intellectual property journal, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Comparative analysis of US and Australian trade mark applications for The Slants

Vicki Huang

(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 429-434, European intellectual property review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Slants Case

Vicki Huang

(2018), ATRIP 2018 : Proceedings of the 37th Annual Congress of the Association of Teachers and Researchers of Intellectual Property on Fairness, Morality and Ordre Public in Intellectual Property, Helsinki, Finland, E1-1

conference
2017

An Australian study comparing the use of multiple-choice questionnaires with assignments as interim, summative law school assessment

V Huang

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 580-595, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, C1

journal article
2012

The use of survey evidence in Australian trade mark and passing off cases

V Huang, K Weatherall, E Webster

(2012), pp. 181-202, The law of reputation and brands in the Asia Pacific, Cambridge, England, B1

book chapter
2011

Multi-national patent litigation : management of discovery and settlement issues and the role of the judiciary

J Pooley, V Huang

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 45-68, Fordham intellectual property, media and entertainment law journal, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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