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Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj

Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj

  • Founding Dean, BITS Law School

Ph.D., Max Planck Institute; and Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

LL.M. (Erasmus University Rotterdam; University of Hamburg; and University of Manchester)

M.Sc. (Madras School of Economics, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University)

B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)

Professor Ashish Bharadwaj has previously served as the Dean of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance in O.P. Jindal Global University, Director of JGU’s Office of Academic Innovation and Online Learning, and Founding Director of the Jindal Initiative on Research on Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO). He has also served as Associate Professor at Jindal Global Law School (India), Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University Tokyo (Japan), Affiliated Faculty at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington (USA), and a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, Munich (Germany). He is a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Commission, the Max Planck Society Doctoral Fellowship from the Federal Government of Germany, and the Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship from Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University.

He teaches ‘economic analysis of law’, ‘advanced law & economics’, and ‘innovation policy and patents’. He has published at the intersection of technology innovation, patent law, patent licensing, national innovation/IPR policy, and market competition. He has more than 70 publications, including four books, articles in peer-reviewed journals, and invited opinion pieces in the media. Two of his books on technology innovation and patents published by Springer have collectively been accessed more than 300,000 times.

His book ‘Multi-dimensional Approaches Towards New Technology’ is a part of Springer’s top ten books in law and Rank 3 in the ten most downloaded books in law internationally. His article titled ‘Failure is Not Falling Down But Refusing to Get Up: Implication of Huawei/ ZTE Framework (The Court of Justice of the European Union 2015)’ published in John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property (2018) has been cited in a crucial European Parliament document on Standard Essential Patents and Internet of Things (IoT). The document was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs and commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs. For research projects, Professor Bharadwaj has collaborated with seven top ranked universities, some of the largest technology companies in the world, four leading multilateral organizations and nine national government departments to contribute towards national IP policymaking, strengthening of national innovation systems, and licensing of standard-essential patents.