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About Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan has taught patent law, intellectual property law, trademarks law, international trade law and biotechnology & pharmaceuticals seminar, law of torts and contracts law.
Ragavan’s scholarship 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 like traditional knowledge, pharmaceutical patenting and agricultural subsidies.
Her monograph titled Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries, Oxford University Press, 2012, has been republished in the South Asian market. With Irene Calboli, Ragavan published Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections with Cambridge University Press.
Ragavan’s work on access to medication and global public health has been featured in several conferences and books. Her work has gained particular recognition in India. Ragavan served as a visiting faculty with the NALSAR’s University’s IP-PRO program and authored the course modules that are still being used by the students at NALSAR. Ragavan has also been closely associated with the NLSIU which is the top ranked University in India. In 2010, Ragavan served as a blogger for LiveMint, which is one of India’s leading newspapers.
Ragavan has served as an Adjunct Fellow with the Research Information System for Developing Countries which is based out of New Delhi. Ragavan has also been associated with the various departments of different Government the Ministry of Human Resource Development as well as Science and Technology during her tenure at the NLSIU in Bangalore.
Ragavan has been nominated thrice by the law school for the University’s research award. In 2008, Ragavan was awarded the Student’s Access to Justice (SATJ) Association Certificate for Distinguished Pro Bono Service. Ragavan was instrumental in establishing Memorandums of Understanding between the University of Oklahoma with NLSIU and NALSAR in India. In 2011, Ragavan secured the Fulbright Nehru CORE Teaching Grant to work in India where she was been associated with the NLSIU and has also made numerous presentations on the importance of IP law as a Fulbright Fellow. In 2013, Ragavan became a Fulbright Specialist for the South Asia Region.
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.


January 2016 - Present Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
2003 - 2016 Associate Professor (2003-2008) & Professor of Law (2009-2016), University of Oklahoma College of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist for the South Asia Roster (2013-18)
  • Fulbright CORE Teaching Grant Recipient (2011-12)
  • Student's Access to Justice (SATJ) Association Certificate for Distinguished Pro Bono Service (2008)
  • Nominee, University of Oklahoma Presidential Award for Superior Research (2006 & 2009)


  • Law of Contracts
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law
  • International Trade & Intellectual Property Seminar


2008 S.J.D., George Washington University Law School
2000 Visiting Scholar, University of Washington School of Law
1995 LL.M. in International Business Law, University of London - King's College
1994 B.A., LL.B (Hons), National Law School of India University

Contact Information

Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102


Books (8)

Recent Works (1)

Contributions to Books (12)

Articles (46)