Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj

Professor and Editor-Legal and Policy Brief and Convener – Law and Policy Research Group & Executive Director, Centre for Ranking & Benchmarking

B.A. Honors Economics (Delhi University)

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

LL.M. (Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg, University of Manchester)

Ph.D. (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Munich (LMU))

Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj is an Associate Professor at the Jindal Global Law School and Director of Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition (JIRICO) at O.P. Jindal Global University in Delhi NCR, India. He also serves as Assistant Director of Centre for IP & Technology Law. He writes extensively on the role of technology and innovation in shaping societies, technical standards/SSOs and patent licensing, and national IPR as well as innovation policies. He teaches courses on economic analysis of law; innovation and society; technology and policy. 

He is an affiliated faculty at the Center for IP Research, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University (Bloomington), USA and a visiting associate professor at the Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. He has been a Reseach Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich), Germany; a recipient of the prestigious Max Planck Society doctoral fellowship; and Erasmus Mundus scholarship of the European Commission. He holds a Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (LMU/University of Munich, Germany); LL.M. (European Master in Law and Economics) from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), University of Hamburg and University of Manchester (UK); M.Sc. in Economics from Madras School of Economics, College of Engineering, Anna University (India); and B.A. Honors in Economics from Delhi University. 

In 2018, he was invited to present his work on innovation ecosystem in India by the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School. In 2017, he was selected as the participant from India to be part of a group of 28 IP scholars from as many countries for the WTO IP Teachers Colloquium in Geneva. In 2015, he was invited to present his work on national IPR policies in Sub-Saharan African countries in WIPO in Geneva, and in 2013 he was responsible to scope and populate the IP module of World Bank and OCEDs Innovation Policy Platform on behalf of the STI Directorate of OECD.

  1. Regulating Standard Essential Patents in Implementer-Oriented Countries: Insights from Japan and India (with Dr Tohru Yoshioka-Kobayashi). In: Ashish Bharadwaj, Indranath Gupta, Vishwas H. Devaiah (eds.) Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition, Springer International (open access), Forthcoming in August 2018. 
  2. ‘All Good Things Mustn’t Come To An End’: Reigniting The Debate on Patent Policy and Standard-Setting (with Manveen Singh and Srajan Jain). In: Ashish Bharadwaj, Indranath Gupta, Vishwas H. Devaiah (eds.) Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition, Springer International (open access), Forthcoming in August 2018. 
  3. Japanese and the European Approach for Facilitating Future Licensing in Standard Essential Patents (co-authored), JIRICO Brief (2018) 1:4, Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition. Available on http://jirico.jgu.edu.in/include/pdf/JIRICO_BRIEF_APRIL_2018.pdf 
  4. ‘A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire’: Implications of the 2015 Amendments to IEEE-SAs Patent Policy (co-authored), The Capital University Law Review (2018) 46:1, Capital University Law Review (Columbus, OH, United States) 
  5. ‘Wipin the Dust Off Antitrust’: The Long Awaited Enforcement Shift, And It’s Impact on High-Technology Innovation (co-authored), JIRICO Brief (2018) 1:3, Jindal Initiative on Research in Intellectual Property and Competition, Jindal Global University (Delhi NCR). Available on   http://jirico.jgu.edu.in/include/pdf/JIRICO_BRIEF_March_2018_29th_March.pdf 
  6.  “A Single Spark can Start a Prairie Fire: Implications of the 2015 Amendments to IEEE-SAs Patent Policy” (co-authored), The Capital University Law Review (2018) 46:1, Capital University Law Review (U.S.), Forthcoming 
  7. “Failure is Not Falling Down, But Refusing to Get Up: Developments in Germany since Huawei v. ZTE (CJEU 2015) and Implications for India” (co-authored), John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (2018) 17:3, The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) 
  8. “A Note on the Neglected Issue of Reverse Patent Hold-Up”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2018) 13:2, Oxford University Press (U.K.) 
  9. “Patent Injunction and the Public Interest in India”, European Intellectual Property Review (2018) 40:1, Sweet and Maxwell (U.K.) 
  10. Introduction to the special issue on ‘Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Global Developments and Perspectives’ (co-authored), Jindal Global Law Review (2017) 8:117. [Link here
  11. “Understanding China’s first injunction in SEP infringement” (co-authored), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2017) 12:8, Oxford University Press (U.K.) 
  12. “Interim Injunction in Standard Essential Patents in India”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2016) 11:12, Oxford University Press (U.K.) 
  13. “Psychology of Innovation: Innovating Human Psychology” (co-authored) in Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders, F.Gatzweiler and J. von Braun, eds. 2016, Springer International (Open Access), [Link here
  14. “Technological and Socioeconomic Issues in the Global Automobile Industry”, Transp. in Dev. Econ. (2015) 1: 33, Springer International. Included in the database of US National Academy of Sciences [Link here
  15. “IPR Education in India: A Case for Reforms” (co-authored), Law & Policy Brief (2015) 1:3, Jindal Global Law School.  
  1. Bharadwaj, A. “Environmental Regulations and Green Innovation in the Automotive Industry: The Case of Germany, India, China and Brazil”, 2018 SpringerBriefs in Economics, Springer (Singapore), Forthcoming (February). [Link here
  2. Bharadwaj, A. “Competition and Quandaries in the ICT Sector: Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues”, (Eds. with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah) 2017, Springer – open access [Link here
  3. Co-Editor of the Special Issue on ‘Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Global Developments and Perspectives’, Jindal Global Law Review (2017) 8:117, Springer Nature – open access [Link here
  4. Bharadwaj, A. “Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition” (Co-edited with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah), Springer – open access, forthcoming in August 2018. Available on https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811312311
  1. “Pharma pricing: Trade margin rationalization a game changer”, Financial Express, 29 June 2018. Available [Link here] 
  2. “Reward innovation”, The Hindu, 13 May 2018 (co-authored). Available [Link here] 
  3. “An economic analysis of justice in corruption cases”, The Mint, 09 April 2018 (co-authored). [Link here] 
  4. “IP Market Expansion: Need a robust IPR ecosystem”, Financial Express, 29 March 2018 (co-authored). [Link here] 
  5. “Justice cannot be blind to the economy”, The Hindu Business Line, 27 March 2018 (co-authored). [Link here
  6. NPPA must balance access with innovation”, The Mint20 March 2018. [Link here] 
  7. “Price control in healthcare is a misguided policy”, BioVoiceNews, 27 February 2018.[Link here] 
  8. “Look for proof in policymaking”, The Hindu, 04 February 2018. [Link here
  9. “Ten legal and policy developments of 2017 in the global mobile communications industry”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), January 18th 2018. [Link here]. 
  10. “Ill-equipped for a healthy nation”, The Economic Times, December 15th 2017.  [Link here
  11. “Balancing patents and drug prices”, The Mint, November 28th 2017.  [Link here] . 
  12. “International evidence suggests we understand, embrace and protect IP rights in India”, Financial Express, August 2nd, 2017.  [Link here] (co-authored). 
  13. “India’s proposed IP Exchange could help determine quality of patents”, Hindustan Times, July 31st, 2017. [Link here
  14. “M2M and GSM are indispensible for IoT-enabled rural development”, Economic Times, June 2nd, 2017 (co-authored). 
  15. “A robust IPR regime is necessary for growth”, The Mint, May 2nd 2017. [Link here
  16. “Who is riding the patent char(IoT) in India? Insights from IoT landscape study”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), March 14th 2017.  [Link here
  17. “Germany’s experience with SEP injunctions in FRAND disputes: Lessons for India”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), February 21st 2017. [Link here]. 
  18. “Software Patents and CRI Guidelines” Financial Express, October 20th, 2016. [Link here
  19. “Safeguarding confidential business information is not anti-competitive”, Economic Times, August 11th, 2016. [Link here]  
  20. “Is the SEP, FRAND debate a battle of diverse business models?” Economic Times, May 18th, 2016. [Link here
  21. “Phones that are too smart for the law” Business Line, April 11th, 2016. (co-authored).  [Link here
  22. “Time to Pause and Rethink – Patent policy of IEEE and ‘Make in India’” Business Standard, April 6th, 2016.  [Link here]   
  23. “The Truth Behind Shifting Focus on Education in India”, August 2015, Ideas for India, International Growth Centre & Indian Statistical Institute.  [Link here] (co-authored)  
  24. “India’s IP Regime: Renewed Reform Efforts and Ongoing Challenges”, Interview conducted in May 2015 by National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) for U.S. Senate-India Caucus (Washington DC).  [Link here] 
  25. “IP and International Competitiveness and Trade”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015 (with Martha Diaz Pozo)  
  26. “Combined Uses of Intellectual Property”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015.
  • June 2018. ‘How is India Innovating Technologically, And What Is The Reliance On The Patent System?’, IGLP 2018 Conference on Law in Global Political Economy: Heterodoxy Now, at Institute of Global Law & Policy, Harvard Law School (U.S.)

  • April 2018. ‘Strategic Actions Speak Louder Than Words? A Framework for National IP Policy Making (with Owais H. Shaikh)’, Conference on Intellectual Property in Transitions: (Re)Imagining Intellectual Property by University of Exeter Law School, New IP Lawyers Network, and the Science, Culture and the Law Research Centre, in Exeter (U.K.)

  • April 2018. ‘Where is the Woman Inventor and Entrepreneur in India: Exploring the Gender Dimension of Patents in India (with Upasana Mahana and Indranath Gupta)’, Conference on Intellectual Property in Transitions: (Re)Imagining Intellectual Property by University of Exeter Law School, New IP Lawyers Network, and the Science, Culture and the Law Research Centre, in Exeter (U.K.)

  • April 2018. ‘Dynamics of Industrial R&D, Technological Innovation and IPRs: Evidence-Based On New Survey Data From India’, Conference on Intellectual Property in Transitions: (Re)Imagining Intellectual Property by University of Exeter Law School, New IP Lawyers Network, and the Science, Culture and the Law Research Centre, in Exeter (U.K.)

  • Jan 2018. ‘2018 Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) Scholars Workshop organized by Harvard Law School and Thailand Institute of Justice, Bangkok 
  • Nov 2017. ‘1st JIRICO India Innovation Survey Results’, Economic Seminar (Sadao Nagaoka), Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. 
  • Nov 2017. ‘India Innovation Survey Phase 1’ in 3rd International Conference on ‘Innovation for Shared Prosperity’, New Delhi. 
  • Aug 2017. ‘Technology Evolution in India and “FRANDly” Disputes’ in Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. 
  • June 2017. ‘SEP Licensing on FRAND terms in India’ in 14th WIPO-WTO IP Colloquium 2017, Geneva. 
  • June 2017. ‘SEP wars in India’ (seminar) in College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel. 
  • Mar 2017. ‘Universities of the Future: Knowledge, Innovation and Responsibility’, International Institute for Higher Education and Research, JGU, India. 
  • Dec 2016. ‘Workshop of Busting Patents Myths in ICT Industry’ in New Delhi (in collaboration with Stanford University’s Hoover IP2). 
  • Nov 2016. ‘7th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC 2016) in Fukuoka, Japan. 
  • Sep 2016. ‘Advancing Internet Solutions: India’ (closed IEEE event) in New Delhi. 
  • Aug 2016. ‘India’s tryst with innovation in mobile technology’ in Conference on Innovation for Shared Prosperity: IPRs, Competition and Standard Setting in the ICT Industry’ by JIRICO/JGU, in New Delhi. 
  • Feb 2016. ‘Mainstreaming ecosystem services into country’s sectoral and macroeconomic policies and programs’ (UNEP) in Geneva. 
  • May 2015. ‘9th Adv. IP Research Forum’ (WIPO; Hebrew University Jerusalem) in Geneva. 
  • Oct 2014. ‘Countering Counterfeiting and Piracy in Today’s India’ (Anand & Anand Law Practice and Brandstock) in New Delhi. 
  • Feb 2014. ‘Technology and Environmental Regulation’, Jindal Global Business School, India. 
  • Nov 2013. Indo-European Conference on the Role of the Patent System in Fostering Innovation and Technology Transfer (European Patent Office and Indian Patent Office) in New Delhi. 
  • Nov 2012. The Green Growth Dilemma: Final Conference of the PAKT Project ‘Economics of an Integrated & Long-Term Climate & Energy Policy (ZEW) in Berlin, Germany. 
  • Jul 2012. 3rd Law & Economics Workshop (ETH Zurich; IMPRS-CI) in Ringberg, Germany. 
  • May2012. Conference on Innovation and IPRs (IMPRS-CI) in Wildbad Kreuth. 
  • Jun 2011. 2nd Workshop on IP and Competition (ETH Zurich) in Wildbad, Germany
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  • Apr 2011. Conference on Innovation and IPRs in Frauen-Chiemsee. 
  • Feb 2011. Inno S&T Indicators: Combining Patents and Surveys (EPO) in Munich. 
  • Jun 2010. Empirical Legal Studies (University of Illinois) in Zurich. 
  • Feb 2010 and 2009. Annual EALE Conferences of Law and Economics in Hamburg. 
  • Sep 2008. Competition and Market Regulation Workshop (Telecom Italia and University Milano) in Milan