Assistant Professor and Director – Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition (JIRICO)
Assistant Director – Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology
Editor – Law & Policy Brief; and Convenor – Law & Policy Research Group
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 Assistant 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. “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
2. “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)
3. “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.)
4. “Patent Injunction and the Public Interest in India”, European Intellectual Property Review (2018) 40:1, Sweet and Maxwell (U.K.)
5. 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]
6. “Understanding China’s first injunction in SEP infringement” (co-authored), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2017) 12:8, Oxford University Press (U.K.)
7. “Interim Injunction in Standard Essential Patents in India”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2016) 11:12, Oxford University Press (U.K.)
8. “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] .
9. “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].
10. “IPR Education in India: A Case for Reforms” (co-authored), Law & Policy Brief (2015) 1:3, Jindal Global Law School. [Link here]
11. “Is Poverty the Mother of Crime? Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Crime in India”, Revista Atlántica de Economía (Atlantic Rev. Econ.), Colegio de Economistas, (2014) 1:2 (Spain)
12. “Reviving the Globalization and Poverty Debate: Effects of Real and Financial Integration on the Developing World”, Advances in Economics and Business (2014) 2:1, 42-57, Short-listed by MacMillan Centre of Yale University. [Link here]
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. "Innovation, Competition and Policy: Perspectives from Academicians, Practitioners and Policymakers” (Eds. with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah), Springer – open access, forthcoming in August 2018
1. “Ten legal and policy developments of 2017 in the global mobile communications industry”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), January 18th 2018. [Link here].
2. “Ill-equipped for a healthy nation”, The Economic Times, December 15th 2017. [Link here]
3. “Balancing patents and drug prices”, The Mint, November 28th 2017. [Link here] .
4. “International evidence suggests we understand, embrace and protect IP rights in India”, Financial Express, August 2nd, 2017. [Link here] (co-authored).
5. “India’s proposed IP Exchange could help determine quality of patents”, Hindustan Times, July 31st, 2017. [Link here]
6. “M2M and GSM are indispensible for IoT-enabled rural development”, Economic Times, June 2nd, 2017 (co-authored).
7. “A robust IPR regime is necessary for growth”, The Mint, May 2nd 2017. [Link here]
8. “Who is riding the patent char(IoT) in India? Insights from IoT landscape study”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), March 14th 2017. [Link here]
9. “Germany’s experience with SEP injunctions in FRAND disputes: Lessons for India”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), February 21st 2017. [Link here].
10. “Software Patents and CRI Guidelines” Financial Express, October 20th, 2016. [Link here]
11. “Safeguarding confidential business information is not anti-competitive”, Economic Times, August 11th, 2016. [Link here]
12. “Is the SEP, FRAND debate a battle of diverse business models?” Economic Times, May 18th, 2016. [Link here]
13. “Phones that are too smart for the law” Business Line, April 11th, 2016. (co-authored). [Link here]
14. “Time to Pause and Rethink – Patent policy of IEEE and 'Make in India’” Business Standard, April 6th, 2016. [Link here]
15. “The Truth Behind Shifting Focus on Education in India”, August 2015, Ideas for India, International Growth Centre & Indian Statistical Institute. [Link here] (co-authored)
16. “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]
17. “IP and International Competitiveness and Trade”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015 (with Martha Diaz Pozo).
18. “Combined Uses of Intellectual Property”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015.