Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Professor of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law

Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Professor of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law

Saurabh Vishnubhakat is a professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law. He also holds a joint appointment as professor in the Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering and is a fellow of the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy. Professor Vishnubhakat writes and teaches on intellectual property, administrative law, and civil procedure, especially from an empirical perspective. His scholarship has been cited by the Federal Circuit, the U.S. district courts, the Federal Trade Commission, and parties and amici in over twenty Supreme Court briefs.

Until 2015, Professor Vishnubhakat served in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as the principal legal advisor to that agency’s first two chief economists. He was also a faculty fellow at the Duke Law School and a postdoctoral associate at the Duke Center for Public Genomics. He holds a J.D. and LL.M. in intellectual property from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He also holds a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is admitted to the bars of Illinois, Texas, the Federal Circuit, and the Supreme Court.

Contributions

How Do Markets Respond to Patents?

June 25, 2018

Does the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) review process influence how markets respond to patents? Can the PTAB be abused by those looking to profit off of the review process? Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, weighs in on these questions.

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Determining Patent Quality

June 20, 2018

What are the boundaries of a patent? What factors are involved when determining patent quality? Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, discusses these questions and elaborates on three types of patent quality: technological, economic, and legal value.

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Enforcing Patents for Bunch O Balloons

May 29, 2018

Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, describes his struggle to enforce the patents for Bunch O Balloons. Is Josh’s experience typical for US inventors? Is the process of protecting one’s invention straightforward? How might this process be improved? A number of intellectual property experts join Josh in elaborating on these questions.

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Innovation in the US Patent System

May 3, 2018

How does the US patent system affect inventors and innovators? Does the patent system promote or stifle innovation? Josh Malone, inventor of Bunch O Balloons, and a variety of intellectual property experts weigh in on this important topic.

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