Zhen Lei and Brian D. Wright, “Why Weak Patents? Testing the Examiner Ignorance
Hypothesis.” Journal of Public Economics, 2nd R&R.
Kyriakos Drivas, Zhen Lei and Brian Wright, “Academic Patent Licenses: Roadblocks
or Signposts for Nonlicensee Cumulative Innovation?” Journal of Economic
Behavior & Organization, R&R.
Kyriakos Drivas, Zhen Lei and Brian Wright, “Information Disclosure or Patent Grant:
Which Matters More for Academic Technology Licensing?” International Journal
of Industrial Organization, R&R.
Daniel R. Cahoy, Zhen Lei, Yuxi Meng and Seth Blumsack, “Global Patent
Chokepoints,” Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Accepted.
Zhen Lei, Chen-Hao Tsai and Andrew N. Kleit, “Deregulation and Firm Investment
Incentives: Evidence from Nuclear Power Uprates,” Energy Journal, forthcoming,
Maoyong Fan, Zhen Lei and Gordon Liu, “Discounting of Medical Saving Accounts,”
American Journal of Health Economics, 2016, 2(2): 161-183.
Lei Cheng and Zhen Lei, “Does the Expansion of Chinese State-owned Enterprises
Affect the Innovative Behavior of Private Enterprises?” Asian-Pacific Journal of
Accounting & Economics, 2015, 22 (1), 24-54.
Mingwei Fu, Jingyi Ye, Yuxi Meng and Zhen Lei, “The Impacts of Domestic Content
Protection on Indigenous Innovation,” (in Chinese) Economic Research Journal,
2015, 50(2), 118-131.
Zhen Lei and Anastasia V. Shcherbakova, “Revealing Climate Change Opinions through
Investment Behavior: Evidence from Fukushima,” Journal of Environmental
Economics and Management, 2015, 70, 92-108.
Mier Zhang, Wei Guo, and Zhen Lei, “Patent Analysis of Shale Gas Technology in
China and Implications for the Exploitation,” Energy Technology, 2014, 2(12),
Kyriakos Davis, Zhen Lei, Steve Merrill and Brian D. Wright, “Technology Transfer:
Industry-funded Academic Inventions Boost Innovation,” Nature, 2014, 507, 297-
Gregory D. Graff, Devon Phillips, Zhen Lei, Sooyoung Oh, Carol Nottenburg, and
Philip G. Pardey. “Not Quite a Myriad of Gene Patents: Assessing the Potential
Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court on the Changing Landscape of U.S. Patents
that Claim Nucleic Acids,” Nature Biotechnology, 2013, 31(5), 404-410.
Daniel R. Cahoy, Joel Gehman and Zhen Lei, “Fracking Patents: The Emergence of
Patents as Information Containment Tools in Shale Drilling,” Michigan
Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, 2013, 19(2), 279-330.
Jingyi Ye, Chenle Li, Zhen Lei and Heping Cao, “Early Application Publication, Patent
Quality and Knowledge Dissemination,” (in Chinese) Journal of World Economy,
2012, 8, 115-133.
Zhen Lei, Rakhi Juneja and Brian D. Wright, “Patents vs. Patenting: Implications of
Intellectual Property Protection for Biological Research”, Nature Biotechnology,
2009, 27(1), 36-40.
Steven E. Sexton, Zhen Lei and David Zilberman, “The Economics of Pesticides and
Pest Control”, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics,
2007, 1(3), 271-326.
Book Chapters and Reports
Daniel R. Cahoy, Joel Gehman and Zhen Lei, “The transformation of patents into
information containment Tools”, in “The Changing Face of US Patent Law and its
Impact on Business Strategy,” Edited by Daniel R. Cahoy and Lynda J. Oswald,
The New Horizons In International Business, Edward Elgar, 2013.
Kyriakos Drivas, Zhen Lei and Brian Wright, “A Preliminary View of University of
California Data on Disclosures, Licensing and Patenting,” Prepared for The
Committee on Management of University Intellectual Property: Lessons from a
Generation of Experience, Research, and Dialogue, National Research Council,
The National Academies.
Academic Papers in Big Data and Data Science:
Peer Reviewed Publications
Tao-Yang Fu, Zhen Lei, and Wang-Chien Lee, “Modeling Knowledge Diffusion with
Time Lags in Citation Networks.” IEEE International Conference on Data
Mining, (ICDM 2016), Accepted.
Tao-Yang Fu, Zhen Lei, and Wang-Chien Lee, “Patent Citation Recommendation for
Examiners.” IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, (ICDM 2015), 751-
756, Atlantic City, NJ, November 14-17, 2015.
Shuting Wang, Zhen Lei and Wang-Chien Lee, “Exploring Legal Patent Citations for
Patent Valuation,” ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge
Management (CIKM 2014), 1379-1388, Shanghai, China, November 2014.
Sooyoung Oh, Zhen Lei, Wang-Chien Lee, and John Yen, “Recommending Missing
Citations for Newly Granted Patents,” The 2014 International Conference on
Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2014), 442-448, Shanghai, China,
Shuting Wang, Wang-Chien Lee, Zhen Lei, Xianliang Zhang and Yu-Hsuan Kuo,
“Exploring Technological Trends for Patent Evaluation,” The 2014 International
Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2014), 277-283,
Shanghai, China, October 2014.
Sooyoung Oh, Zhen Lei, Wang-Chien Lee, and John Yen. “Patent Evaluation Based on
Technological Trajectory Revealed in Relevant Prior Patents,” The 18th Pacific-
Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2014), 545-
556, Tainan, Taiwan, May 13-16, 2014.
Sooyoung Oh, Zhen Lei, Wang-Chien Lee, Prasenjit Mitra and John Yen. “CV-PCR: A
Context-Guided Value-Driven Framework for Patent Citation Recommendation,”
ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
(CIKM 2013), 2291-2296, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., Oct. 2013.
Sooyoung Oh, Zhen Lei, Prasenjit Mitra and John Yen, “Evaluating and Ranking
Patents Using Weighted Citations,” in Proceedings of The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint
Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2012), 281-284, Washington D.C.,
Academic Papers in Chemistry and Biochemistry:
Peer Reviewed Publications
Weisheng Tian, Kai Ding, Yun-Shan Sun, Ling Chen and Zhen Lei, “Total Synthesis
and Establishment of the Stereochemistry of Spiniferin-1, a Rare Planar Chiral
Marine Natural Product with a 1,6-Methanoannulene Skeleton”, Synthesis,
2013, 45(4), 438-447.
Zhen Lei, Weiguo Chen, Min Zhang and Joseph L. Napoli, “Reduction of all-transretinal
in the mouse liver peroxisome fraction by the short-chain
dehydrogenase/reductase RRD: induction by the PPARα-ligand clofibrate”,
Biochemistry, 2003, 42, 4190-4196.
Zhen Lei, Ling Zhang, Liang Ren Zhang, Jun Chen, Jimei Min and Lihe Zhang,
“Hybrid Characteristics of oligonucleotides consisting of isonucleoside 2’,5’-
anhydro-3’-deoxy- 3’-(thymin-1-yl)-D-mannitol with different linkage modes”,
Nucleic Acids Research, 2001, 29(7), 1470-1475.
Zhen Lei, Jimei Min, Lihe Zhang, “Synthesis of 3-deoxy-3-nucleobase -2,5-anhydro-
D -mannitol: a novel class of hydromethyl-branched isonucleosides”, Tetrahedron
Asymmetry, 2000, 11, 2899-2906.
Weisheng Tian, Zhen Lei, Ling Chen, Ying Huang, “Some new reactions of
per(poly)alkyl sulfonyl floride with steriodic molecules”, Journal of fluorine
chemistry, 2000, 101, 305-308.