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Srividhya Ragavan, LLM


School of Law

Fulbright Specialist Grant, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, 2014

Dr. Srividhya Ragavan is a Professor of Law specializing in intellectual property and international trade issues. Her research focuses on the interplay between international trade law and intellectual property issues with a developmental perspective. Her work emphasizes issues that affect developing nations from embracing the trade regime. Her publications have expounded diverse topics such as traditional knowledge, pharmaceutical patenting and agricultural subsidies. Other than the numerous law reviews and book chapters Ragavan has authored, her first monograph titled Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries was published by the Oxford University Press in 2012. The book was later republished specifically for the South Asian market. Her second book, with Professor Irene Calboli, titled Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections was published by the Cambridge University Press in 2015.  Ragavan’s work is featured in Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface – a book published by Cambridge University Press. This book remains the leading book on the interface of intellectual property law and human rights. In 2011, Ragavan secured the Fulbright Nehru CORE Teaching Grant to work in India where she was been associated with the NLSIU. In 2013, Ragavan became a Fulbright Specialist for the South Asia Region. In 2017, Ragavan received the GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) Grant from the Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India. Ragavan graduated with a BA. LLB (Honors) from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore where she was a holder of the University merit-certificate. Further, Ragavan received the Overseas Development Agency Shared Scholarship Scheme (ODASS Scholarship) administered by the Administration of Commonwealth Universities to pursue her LL.M from King’s College, University of London. Later, Ragavan completed her SJD from the George Washington University Law School. Ragavan was the First Texas Instruments Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property at the University of Washington at Seattle.