Sean Ke

Legal Director at Alibaba Group

Sean Ke has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in law and is pursuing his JD degree. He has worked in a variety of IP positions in several reputable, multinational companies, including Foxconn, ZTE, NXP, Visionox and Alibaba.

Mr Ke has more than 19 years’ experience in various IP domains, including IP transactions, prosecution, portfolio management, analysis and risk control, commercial intellectual property, brand protection, trade secret management and numerous other IP-related matters.

The experience and insight that Mr Ke has gained from working in different innovative industries continue to enhance his performance in his current role as legal director in Alibaba Group, which is not only valuable when he is up against competitors but also creates great value for customers.

Mr Ke is an active speaker in IP seminars and university classes, where he aims to boost the relationship between IP and innovation. He is also chair of several domestic IP alliances in China. In 2017, as chief editor, he published The Way of IP – a bestseller on intellectual property that is widely recognised in IP circles in China.

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  • OIPC


  • Internet/online
  • Technology

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Alibaba Group

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