Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj

Professor and Dean

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 serves as the Dean of the Jindal School of Banking and Finance and Executive Director of the University Office for Rankings, Benchmarking and Institutional Transformation at Jindal Global University. He is also Founding Director of Jindal Initiative on Research on Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO). He holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and M.Sc. Economics from Madras School of Economics, College of Engineering, Anna University. As a holder of European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, he pursued a Masters degree in law & economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), University of Hamburg (Germany) and Manchester University (U.K.). He was awarded the Max Planck Society Doctoral Fellowship to pursue research at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition in Munich (Germany). He was subsequently awarded a PhD by the Max Planck Institute and the University of Munich (LMU). 

Dr. Bharadwaj writes on the role of technology innovation, intellectual property and competition in shaping societies; technical standards and patent licensing; national IPR & science-technology-innovation policies. His other areas of emerging interest are the interface of finance, law and new technology and IP finance. In the past, he has worked as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and briefly as a fellow at the Institute for Innovation Research and Technology Management (INNOtec) in the University of Munich. He has served as an affiliated faculty at the Centre for Intellectual Property Research, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington (USA) and as a visiting professor at the Institute of Innovation Research at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He has published more than 16 research articles, book chapters and special journal issue, 3 books (edited and monograph) and more than 30 essays and opinion pieces. Details can be found on the research publication page on the left. 

Along with his colleagues at JIRICO, Dr. Bharadwaj led the effort to set up Jindal Initiative on Research in Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO). He was instrumental in getting a research and capacity building grant of more than 2 million USD from one of the most successful technology companies in the world. Dr. Bharadwaj has collaborated with three leading intergovernmental and multilateral organizations to contribute towards national IP policymaking and strengthening of national innovation systems. He was invited by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on multiple occasions to deliberate on the application in developing countries of intellectual property law. He was also invited by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to represent India in a global group of scholars to deliberate on pressing problems in the areas of technology innovation and IPRs. He was responsible for scoping and populating OECD’s Innovation Policy Platform developed by the World Bank.

  1. Bharadwaj, A. (2019). India’s First Ever Post-Trial Decision in SEP Infringement (co-authored), Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, 9(4), forthcoming
  2. Bharadwaj, A. (2019). FRAND Licensing is the Future: Evolving Jurisprudence in India, Japan, EU and the US (co-authored), Journal of World Intellectual Property, forthcoming
  3. Bharadwaj, A. (2019). Using Alternate Dispute Resolution in Standard Essential Patent Disputes (co-authored), International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, forthcoming
  4. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). Regulating Standard Essential Patents in Implementer-Oriented Countries: Insights from Japan and India (co-authored), In: Ashish Bharadwaj, Indranath Gupta, Vishwas H. Devaiah (eds.)Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition, Springer International (open access)
  5. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). ‘All Good Things Mustn’t Come To An End’: Reigniting The Debate on Patent Policy and Standard-Setting (co-authored), In: Ashish Bharadwaj, Indranath Gupta, Vishwas H. Devaiah (eds.)Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition, Springer International (open access)
  6. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). 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, Jindal Global University
  7. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). ‘A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire’: Implications of the 2015 Amendments to IEEE-SAs Patent Policy (co-authored), Capital University Law Review(2018) 46:1, Capital University Law Review, Columbus
  8. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). ‘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
  9. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). ‘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, John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  10. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). A Note on the Neglected Issue of Reverse Patent Hold-Up, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice(2018) 13:2, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  11. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). Patent Injunction and the Public Interest in India, European Intellectual Property Review(2018) 40:1, Sweet and Maxwell, London
  12. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). Introduction to the special issue on ‘Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Global Developments and Perspectives’ (co-authored), Jindal Global Law Review(2017) 8:117, Springer India
  13. Bharadwaj, A. (2017). Understanding China’s first injunction in SEP infringement (co-authored), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice(2017) 12:8, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  14. Bharadwaj, A. (2016). Interim Injunction in Standard Essential Patents in India, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice(2016) 11:12, Oxford University Press, Oxford
  15. Bharadwaj, A. (2016). 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, Zurich, Open Access  
  16. Bharadwaj, A. (2015). Technological and Socioeconomic Issues in the Global Automobile Industry, Transportation in Developing Economies (2015) 1: 33, Springer, india. Included in the database of Transport Research Board of the US National Academy of Sciences.
  17. Bharadwaj, A. (2015). IPR Education in India: A Case for Reforms (co-authored), JGLS Law & Policy Brief(2015) 1:3, Jindal Global Law School
  1. Bharadwaj, A. (2018). Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition (Co-edited with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah), Springer International, open access.
  2. Bharadwaj, A (2018). Environmental Regulations and Green Innovation in the Automotive Industry: The Case of Germany, India, China and Brazil, SpringerBriefs in Economics, Springer, Singapore
  3. Bharadwaj, A. (2017). Competition and Quandaries in the ICT Sector: Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues, (Co-edited with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah), Springer International, open access
  4. Special Issue on ‘Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Global Developments and Perspectives’ (co-authored), Jindal Global Law Review (2017) 8:117, Springer Nature, open access
  1. “A Blockchain makeover”, Mail Today, 10 April 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  2. “Two decades of the mighty 3GPP”, Economic Times ET Teletalk, 1 April 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  3. “Tech solutions for bank NPAs”, Mail Today, 28 March 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  4. “FINTECH needs a strong identity”, Mail Today, 14 March 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  5. “Blockchain tech comes of age”, Mail Today, 28 February 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  6. “Cracking the FINTECH code”, Mail Today, 13 February 2019. Available here
  7. “South African IPR Policy: Myopic Vision For Momentary Gains”, Business World, 26 December 2018. Available here
  8. “Enhancing India’s competitive edge”, Financial Express, 22 October 2018. Available here
  9. “Empowering existing institutions holds the key to creating institutes of eminence”, Indian Express, 24 August 2018. Available here
  10. “Pharma pricing: Trade margin rationalization a game changer”, Financial Express, 29 June 2018. Available here
  11.  “Reward innovation”, Hindu, 13 May 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  12. “An economic analysis of justice in corruption cases”, Mint, 09 April 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  13. “IP market expansion: Need a robust IPR ecosystem”, Financial Express, 29 March 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  14. “Justice cannot be blind to the economy”, Hindu Business Line, 27 March 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  15. “NPPA must balance access with innovation”, Mint20 March 2018. Available here
  16. “Price control in healthcare is a misguided policy”, BioVoiceNews, 27 February 2018. Available here 
  17. “Look for proof in policymaking”, Hindu, 04 February 2018. Available here
  18. “Ten legal & policy developments of 2017 in the global mobile communications industry”, Economic Times, 18 January 2018. Available here
  19. “Ill-equipped for a healthy nation”, Economic Times, 15 December 2017. Available here
  20. “Balancing patents and drug prices”, Mint, 28 November 2017. Available here
  21. “International evidence suggests we understand, embrace and protect IP rights in India”, Financial Express, 02 August 2017. Available here 
  22. “India’s proposed IP Exchange could help determine the quality of patents”, Hindustan Times, 31 July 2017 (co-authored). Available here 
  23. “M2M and GSM are indispensable for IoT-enabled rural development”, Economic Times, 02 June 2017 (co-authored).  Available here 
  24. “A robust IPR regime is necessary for growth”, Mint, 02 May 2017. Available here 
  25. “Who is riding the patent char(IoT) in India? Insights from IoT study”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), 14 March 2017. Available here
  26. “Germany’s experience with SEP injunctions in FRAND disputes: Lessons for India”, Economic Times, 21 February 2017. Available here 
  27. “Software Patents and CRI Guidelines” Financial Express, 20 October 2016. Available here
  28. “Safeguarding confidential business information is not anti-competitive”, Economic Times, 11 August 2016. Available here 
  29. “Is the SEP, FRAND debate a battle of diverse business models?” Economic Times, 18 May 2016.  Available here 
  30. “Phones that are too smart for the law” Hindu Business Line, 11 April 2016 (co-authored). Available here 
  31. “Time to Pause and Rethink – Patent policy of IEEE and ‘Make in India’” Business Standard, 06 April 2016. Available here 
  32. “The Truth Behind Shifting Focus on Education in India”, 05 August 2015, Ideas for India, IGC & ISI Delhi (co-authored). Available here 
  33. “IP, Competitiveness & Trade”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015.
  34. “Combined Uses of Intellectual Property”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015
  1. December 2018. ‘Air Pollution in Delhi NCR: A consultation on what can be done’, held at Jindal Global Educational and Prifessional Academy, New Delhi.
  2. Sepember 2018. Spoke in the session on IP and innovation in TPRC46 – Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, held at American University Washington Law School, Virginia (U.S.)
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.)
  7. January 2018. ‘2018 Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) Scholars Workshop organized by Harvard Law School and Thailand Institute of Justice, Bangkok
  8. November 2017. ‘1st JIRICO India Innovation Survey Results’, Economic Seminar (Sadao Nagaoka), Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
  9. November 2017. ‘India Innovation Survey Phase 1’ in 3rd International Conference on ‘Innovation for Shared Prosperity’, New Delhi.
  10. August 2017. ‘Technology Evolution in India and “FRANDly” Disputes’ in Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
  11. June 2017. ‘SEP Licensing on FRAND terms in India’ in 14th WIPO-WTO IP Colloquium 2017, Geneva.
  12. June 2017. ‘SEP wars in India’ (seminar) in College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  13. March 2017. ‘Universities of the Future: Knowledge, Innovation and Responsibility’, International Institute for Higher Education and Research, JGU, India.
  14. December 2016. ‘Workshop of Busting Patents Myths in ICT Industry’ in New Delhi (in collaboration with Stanford University’s Hoover IP2).
  15. November 2016. ‘7th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC 2016) in Fukuoka, Japan.
  16. September 2016. ‘Advancing Internet Solutions: India’ (closed IEEE event) in New Delhi.
  17. August 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.
  18. February 2016. ‘Mainstreaming ecosystem services into country’s sectoral and macroeconomic policies and programs’ (UNEP) in Geneva.
  19. May 2015. ‘9th Adv. IP Research Forum’ (WIPO; Hebrew University Jerusalem) in Geneva.
  20. October 2014. ‘Countering Counterfeiting and Piracy in Today’s India’ (Anand & Anand Law Practice and Brandstock) in New Delhi.
  21. February 2014. ‘Technology and Environmental Regulation’, Jindal Global Business School, India.
  22. November 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.
  23. November 2012. The Green Growth Dilemma: Final Conference of the PAKT Project ‘Economics of an Integrated & Long-Term Climate & Energy Policy (ZEW) in Berlin, Germany.
  24. July 2012. 3rd Law & Economics Workshop (ETH Zurich; IMPRS-CI) in Ringberg, Germany.
  25. May2012. Conference on Innovation and IPRs (IMPRS-CI) in Wildbad Kreuth.
  26. June 2011. 2nd Workshop on IP and Competition (ETH Zurich) in Wildbad, Germany.
  27. April 2011. Conference on Economics of innovation and patents in Frauen-Chiemsee, Germany
  28. February 2011. Inno S&T Indicators: Combining Patents and Surveys (EPO) in Munich.
  29. June 2010. Empirical Legal Studies (University of Illinois) in Zuric
  1. February 2010. Annual EALE Conferences of Law and Economics in Hamburg
  1. Appeared on NDTV 24×7 LIVE as a panellist on prime time show on the Union Interim Budget of India, 1st February 2019.
  2. My article on Huawei/ ZTE Framework (CJEU 2015) published on John Marshall Review of IP Law (2018) has been cited in a European Parliament document (link) 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. EC Policy Departments provides independent expertise, both in-house and externally, to support European Parliament committees and other parliamentary bodies in shaping legislation and exercising democratic scrutiny over EU external and internal policies.
  3. My co-edited book ‘Multi-dimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition’ is part of Springer International’s list of top ten new books in law in 2018 and Rank 3 in the ten most downloaded new books in law in 2018 internationally.
  4. My co-authored special issue article on ‘standardization, patents and competition issues: global developments and perspectives’ is Rank 5 in the ten most downloaded journal articles published by Springer in 2018 internationally.
  5. Quoted in ‘Rationalization of trade margins’ , Economic Times, 21st June 2018
  6. Interviewgiven to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) for U.S. Senate-India Caucus Washington DC), published as ‘India’s IP Regime: Renewed Reform Efforts and Ongoing Challenges, 10th May 2015