Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj

Professor and Dean

B.A. (Hons.) Economics (Delhi University);
M.Sc. Economics (Madras School of Economics);
LL.M. (University of Manchester);
Ph.D. (Max Planck Institute, University of Munich)

Professor (Dr) Ashish Bharadwaj serves as the Dean of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance, which was established in 2018. Professor Bharadwaj also serves as Executive Director of the University Office for Rankings, Benchmarking and Institutional Transformation (ORBIT). He is also Founding Director of Jindal Initiative on Research on Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO), which is the largest academic think-tank within an university in India that focuses on technology innovation, market competition and patents for shared prosperity of society.

 

Professor Bharadwaj holds B.A. Honors degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and M.Sc. Economics from Madras School of Economics, College of Engineering, Anna University in India. As a holder of European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, he pursued a second Masters degree in Law and 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 Ph.D. by the Max Planck Institute and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU). In the past, Professor Bharadwaj has worked at the Jindal Global Law School, Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and as a Fellow at the Institute for Innovation Research and Technology Management in the University of Munich. He serves 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 (Japan).

 

Professor Bharadwaj writes on the role of technology innovation, intellectual property (IP) and the interface of finance, law and new technology. He has more than 70 publications, including four books and articles in peer-reviewed journals including in the Journal of World Intellectual Property, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Capital University Law Review, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, European Intellectual Property Review and Jindal Global Law Review. Two of his books on technology innovation and patents that were published by Springer Singapore have collectively been downloaded more than 135,000 times since 2018. His invited opinions have been published in leading newspapers including The Guardian, Economic Times, Business Standard, Financial Express, The Hindu and Hindustan Times.

 

Professor Bharadwaj’s book on ‘Multi-dimensional Approaches Towards New Technology’ is part of Springer International’s top ten new books in law in 2018 and Rank 3 in the ten most downloaded new books in law in 2018 internationally. One of his articles titled ‘Failure is Not Falling Down But Refusing to Get Up: Implication of Huawei/ ZTE Framework (CJEU 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 six top ranked universities, two of the biggest 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, licensing of standard-essential patents on FRAND terms and several issues at the interface of law and economics.

  1. A Comparative Study of the Evolving  Jurisprudence on SEP Licensing (with S Jain), The Journal of World Intellectual Property (2020) 23:3-4, pp. 1-18, Wiley Online 
  2. India’s First Decision on the Infringement of a Standard Essential Patent (with S Jain), Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (2019) 9:3, pp. 346–350
  3. 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), August 2018.
  4. ‘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), August 2018.
  5. Japanese and the European Approach for Facilitating Future Licensing in Standard Essential Patents (with Natasha Nayak), 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 
  6. ‘A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire’: Implications of the 2015 Amendments to IEEE-SAs Patent Policy (with Manveen Singh), The Capital University Law Review (2018) 46:1, Capital University Law Review, Ohio
  7. ‘Wiping the Dust Off Antitrust’: The Long-Awaited Enforcement Shift, And It’s Impact on High-Technology Innovation (with Manveen Singh), JIRICO Brief (2018) 1:3, Jindal Initiative on Research in Intellectual Property & Competition, O.P. Jindal Global University. Available on   http://jirico.jgu.edu.in/include/pdf/JIRICO_BRIEF_March_2018_29th_March.pdf 
  8. ‘Failure is Not Falling Down, But Refusing to Get Up’: Developments in Germany since Huawei v. ZTE (CJEU 2015) and Implications for India (with Dipinn Verma), John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (2018) 17:3, John Marshall Law School, Chicago.
  9. A Note on the Neglected Issue of Reverse Patent Hold-Up, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2018) 13:2, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  10. Patent Injunction and the Public Interest in India, European Intellectual Property Review (2018) 40:1, Sweet and Maxwell, London.
  11. 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 International. Available on https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41020-017-0053-z 
  12. Understanding China’s first injunction in SEP infringement (co-authored), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2017) 12:8, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  13. Interim Injunction in Standard Essential Patents in India, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2016) 11:12, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  14. 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, Switzerland). Open Access content, available on https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-25718-1 
  15. Technological and Socioeconomic Issues in the Global Automobile Industry, Transp. in Dev. Econ. (2015) 1: 33, Springer (New Delhi, India). Included in the database of US National Academy of Sciences, available here.
  16. “IPR Education in India: A Case for Reforms (co-authored), JGLS Law & Policy Brief (2015) 1:3, Jindal Global Law School, available on http://www.jgu.edu.in/public/policypdf/Volume-1-Issue-1-Mar-2015.pdf
  1. Bharadwaj, A. “Locating Legal Certainty in Patent Licensing” (with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah) forthcoming 2020Springer – open access. Available on https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811501807
  2. Bharadwaj, A. “Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition” (Co-edited with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah) 2018, Springer – open access. Available on https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811312311
  3. 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. Available on http://www.springer.com/la/book/9789811069512
  4. Bharadwaj, A. “Competition and Quandaries in the ICT Sector: Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues”, (with Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah) 2017, Springer – open access. Available on http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811060106
  5. Special Issue on ‘Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Global Developments and Perspectives’, Jindal Global Law Review (2017) 8:117 (Eds. Indranath Gupta, Ashish Bharadwaj, Sunita Tripathy), Springer Nature – open access. Available on https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41020-017-0053-z
  1. “Challenges before India, once COVID-19 pandemic is over”, The Week, 6 April 2020, Available here
  2. “Our economy and the courts”, Mail Today. 24 October 2019, Available here
  3. “Today’s incentives for tomorrow’s cures in India”, The Guardian, 15 October 2019, Available here 
  4. “From nuts to walnuts: Why a trade war with the US is bad news for India”, First Post, 21 September 2019, Available here
  5. “RIP, Private cryptocurrency”, Mail Today, 7 August 2019, Available here
  6. “The next patent frontier beckons”, Mail Today, 10 July 2019, Available here
  7. “Delhi’s mounting waste problem”, Mail Today, 26 June 2019, Available here
  8. “The 5G battle is heating up”, Mail Today, 12 June 2019, Available here
  9. “Brace for the next big technology battle”, Mail Today, 22 May 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  10. “A new framework for IP Policy needed”, Mail Today, 8 May 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  11. “Let’s rethink our steel policy”, Mail Today, 24 April 2019, Available here
  12. “A Blockchain makeover”, Mail Today, 10 April 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  13. “Two decades of the mighty 3GPP”, Economic Times ET Teletalk, 1 April 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  14. “Tech solutions for bank NPAs”, Mail Today, 28 March 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  15. “FINTECH needs a strong identity”, Mail Today, 14 March 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  16. “Blockchain tech comes of age”, Mail Today, 28 February 2019 (co-authored), Available here
  17. “Cracking the FINTECH code”, Mail Today, 13 February 2019. Available here
  18. “South African IPR Policy: Myopic Vision For Momentary Gains”, Business World, 26 December 2018. Available here
  19. “Enhancing India’s competitive edge”, Financial Express, 22 October 2018. Available here
  20. “Empowering existing institutions holds the key to creating institutes of eminence”, Indian Express, 24 August 2018. Available here
  21. “Pharma pricing: Trade margin rationalization a game-changer”, Financial Express, 29 June 2018. Available here
  22.  “Reward innovation”, Hindu, 13 May 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  23. “An economic analysis of justice in corruption cases”, Mint, 09 April 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  24. “IP market expansion: Need a robust IPR ecosystem”, Financial Express, 29 March 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  25. “Justice cannot be blind to the economy”, Hindu Business Line, 27 March 2018 (co-authored). Available here
  26. “NPPA must balance access with innovation”, Mint20 March 2018. Available here
  27. “Price control in healthcare is a misguided policy”, BioVoiceNews, 27 February 2018. Available here 
  28. “Look for proof in policymaking”, Hindu, 04 February 2018. Available here
  29. “Ten legal & policy developments of 2017 in the global mobile communications industry”, Economic Times, 18 January 2018. Available here
  30. “Ill-equipped for a healthy nation”, Economic Times, 15 December 2017. Available here
  31. “Balancing patents and drug prices”, Mint, 28 November 2017. Available here
  32. “International evidence suggests we understand, embrace and protect IP rights in India”, Financial Express, 02 August 2017. Available here 
  33. “India’s proposed IP Exchange could help determine the quality of patents”, Hindustan Times, 31 July 2017 (co-authored). Available here 
  34. “M2M and GSM are indispensable for IoT-enabled rural development”, Economic Times, 02 June 2017 (co-authored).  Available here 
  35. “A robust IPR regime is necessary for growth”, Mint, 02 May 2017. Available here 
  36. “Who is riding the patent char(IoT) in India? Insights from IoT study”, Economic Times (ET Telecom Talk), 14 March 2017. Available here
  37. “Germany’s experience with SEP injunctions in FRAND disputes: Lessons for India”, Economic Times, 21 February 2017. Available here 
  38. “Software Patents and CRI Guidelines” Financial Express, 20 October 2016. Available here
  39. “Safeguarding confidential business information is not anti-competitive”, Economic Times, 11 August 2016. Available here 
  40. “Is the SEP, FRAND debate a battle of diverse business models?” Economic Times, 18 May 2016.  Available here 
  41. “Phones that are too smart for the law” Hindu Business Line, 11 April 2016 (co-authored). Available here 
  42. “Time to Pause and Rethink – Patent policy of IEEE and ‘Make in India’” Business Standard, 06 April 2016. Available here 
  43. “The Truth Behind Shifting Focus on Education in India”, 05 August 2015, Ideas for India, IGC & ISI Delhi (co-authored). Available here 
  44. “IP, Competitiveness & Trade”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015.
  45. “Combined Uses of Intellectual Property”, in Processes and Contributions of IP Systems to Innovation, Innovation Policy Platform, OECD 2015.
  1. Oct 2019. India-Russia Conference on the legal profession, legal education and global governance, hosted by Indiana University Bloomington and O.P. Jindal Global University, New Delhi
  2. Sep 2019. Universities of the Future: Global Aspirations and Local Imperatives, hosted by International Institute for Higher Education and Research, New Delhi
  3. Sep 2019. ‘CPIP Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship Meeting and Paper Presentation’, Washington DC
  4. Jul 2019. ‘IP Conclave’, hosted by ASSOCHAM, New Delhi
  5. May 2019. ‘7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference’ hosted by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), in Bucharest, Romania
  6. Apr 2019. ‘CPIP Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship Meeting and Paper Presentation’, Phoenix, Arizona
  7. Feb 2019. ‘CPIP Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship Meeting and Paper Presentation’, San Diego
  8. Dec 2018. ‘Air Pollution in Delhi NCR: A consultation on what can be done’, held at Jindal Global Educational and Professional Academy, New Delhi.
  9. Sep 2018. TPRC46 – Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, held at American University Washington Law School, Virginia
  10. 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, Cambridge
  11. Apr 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, UK
  12. Apr 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
  13. Apr 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
  14. Jan 2018. Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) Scholars Workshop organized by the Thailand Institute of Justice, Bangkok
  15. Nov 2017. ‘India Innovation Survey’, Economics Seminar hosted by Prof. Sadao Nagaoka, Institute for Innovation Research, Tokyo.
  16. Nov 2017. ‘India Innovation Survey Phase 1’ in 3rd International Conference on ‘Innovation for Shared Prosperity’, organized by JIRICO/JGU, New Delhi.
  17. Aug 2017. ‘Technology Evolution in India and FRAND Disputes’ in Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.
  18. June 2017. ‘Issues in Licensing of SEPs: Learnings from Patent Disputes & Policy Changes in India’ in 14th WIPO-WTO IP Colloquium 2017, Geneva.
  19. June 2017. ‘Smartphone Litigation in India’ (seminar) in College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  20. Mar 2017. ‘Universities of the Future: Knowledge, Innovation and Responsibility’, International Institute for Higher Education and Research, New Delhi.
  21. Jan 2017. ‘Law & Economics of Patents’ in Hoover IP2, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (participant)
  22. Jan 2017. ‘Inaugural Conference on Antitrust Enforcement’ in Gould School of Law, University of South California, Los Angeles, California (participant)
  23. Dec 2016. ‘Workshop of Busting Patents Myths in the ICT Industry’, organized by JIRICO/JGU in collaboration with Stanford University’s Hoover IP2, New Delhi.
  24. Nov 2016. ‘7th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC 2016) in Fukuoka, Japan.
  25. Sep 2016. ‘Advancing Internet Solutions: India’, organized by IEEE Internet Initiative, New Delhi
  26. Aug 2016. ‘Innovation for Shared Prosperity: IPRs, Competition and Standard Setting in the ICT Industry’, organized by JIRICO/JGU, New Delhi
  27. Feb 2016. ‘Mainstreaming ecosystem services into a country’s sectoral and macroeconomic policies and programs’, organized by UNEP, Geneva
  28. May 2015. ‘9th Advanced IP Research Forum’, organized by WIPO in collaboration with Hebrew University Jerusalem, Geneva
  29. Oct 2014. ‘Countering Counterfeiting and Piracy in Today’s India’ (Anand & Anand Law Practice and Brandstock), New Delhi 
  30. Nov 2013. Indo-European Conference on the Role of Patent System in Fostering Innovation & Technology Transfer, European Patent Office, New Delhi
  31. Nov 2012. The Green Growth Dilemma: Final Conference of the PAKT Project ‘Economics of an Integrated & Long-Term Climate & Energy Policy (ZEW), Berlin
  32. Jul 2012. 3rd Law & Economics Conference organized by ETH Zurich and Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, Ringberg, Germany
  33. May 2012. Conference on Innovation and IPRs, organized by Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, Wildbad Kreuth, Germany 
  34. Jun 2011. 2nd Conference on IP and Competition organized by ETH Zurich and Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition, Wildbad, Germany
  35. Apr 2011. Conference on Innovation and IPRs organized by the Institute for Innovation & Technology Research and LMU in Frauen-Chiemsee, Germany 
  36. Feb 2011. Inno S&T Indicators: Combining Patents and Surveys, European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
  37. Jun 2010. Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, organized by ETH Zurich and University of Illinois School of Law, held in Zurich
  38. Feb 2010 and 2009. Annual Conference of European Association of Law & Economics, Hamburg, Germany
  39. Sep 2008. Advanced Workshop on Competition and Market Regulation, organized by Telecom Italia and University of Milano, Milan, Italy 

Technology innovation, intellectual property; patent licensing; science-technology-innovation policies, and topics at the intersection of finance, law and technology

  • Microeconomics for law
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Innovation & Society
  • Technology and Innovation Policy
  1. Quoted by Live Mint, 7 April 2020, in an article on ‘Coronavirus: India struggles to find emerging hotspots’. Available here
  2. Quoted by Live Mint, 23 March 2020, in an article on ‘Janata Curfew: 14 hours self-quarantine turns into a complete lockdown in some states’. Available here
  3. Quoted by Live Mint, 3 February 2020, in an article on ‘Coronavirus: India may quarantine passengers travelling from China’. Available here
  4. Quoted by The Print, 5 November 2019, in an article on ‘This is why the Supreme Court should take some blame for India’s economic crisis’. Available here
  5. Interviewed by Education World (November 2019 issue) titled ‘Re-imagined, re-structured commerce education in India’. Available here
  6. Interviewed by National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania) on how meeting SDG targets and the role of universities are intertwined. The video clip named ‘The Overarching Idea’ can be viewed here
  7. Quoted by India Today, 13 June 2019 (Aspire). Available here.
  8. Invited by NDTV 24×7 as a panellist on a prime time LIVE show to analyse the Interim Budget presented by the Finance Minister on 1st February 2019. 
  9. One of my journal articles has been cited in a crucial 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. The document prepared for the European Parliament quotes and has cited a couple of JIRICO publications. My article was earlier published in the prestigious John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law. Policy Departments provide 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. Citation: Bharadwaj, A. and Verman, D. (2018). Failure is Not Falling Down But Refusing to Get Up: Implication of Huawei/ ZTE Framework (CJEU 2015) in Europe. J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 17, 326.
  10. 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. Moreover, my co-authored article in Rank 5 in the ten most downloaded journal articles in 2018 internationally. The article titled ‘Introduction to the JGLR special issue on standardization, patents and competition issues: global developments and perspectives’ was written by the special issue editors of Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR), which is the flagship journal of Jindal Global Law School, published by Springer. The issue is available hereCitation:  Multi-dimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition, Ashish Bharadwaj, Indranath Gupta, Vishwas H Devaiah (Eds.) 2018 Open Access, Springer (Singapore). Available here
  11. As of November 19th 2019, my co-edited has been downloaded more than 116,000 times since its release in August 2018. The two chapters I have contributed (out of fifteen) have together been downloaded close to 32,000 times as on 1st March 2020. Citation:  Multi-dimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition, Ashish Bharadwaj, Indranath Gupta, Vishwas H Devaiah (Eds.) 2018 Open Access, Springer. Available here
  12. Quoted by Economic Times Bureau, 21 June 2018 (ET Health World). Available here 
  13. Interviewed by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) on ‘India’s IP Regime: Renewed Reform Efforts and Ongoing Challenges’ for U.S. Senate-India Caucus in Washington DC in 2015. Available here