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About Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan is a Professor of Law at the Texas A&M School of Law and the Faculty Director of the School’s International Legal Studies Program. Ragavan’s scholarship emphasizes issues intersecting international trade law with intellectual property rights. Ragavan’s books include Patents and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012); Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections (Eds., Calboli, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2019) and Intellectual Property Law and Access to Medicines (Eds., Vanni, Routledge 2021). The book was listed as one of Book Authority’s 12 Best New Intellectual Property Books to read in 2022. The book was also nominated by IPKat for the top ten Best IP Law books for 2021. She has authored numerous law reviews and book chapters on a variety of issues published in top law reviews. Sri Ragavan’s work can be found in the SSRN and BePress Page. 

Ragavan has the distinction of her work being cited by US Appellate Judge, Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Aatrix Software, Inc. v Green Shades Software, Inc., No 17-1452 (Fed-Cir, 2018) and in a different matter being by the Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, India, 2012 in a leading Indian decision Bayer v. Natco, (M.P.Nos.74 to 76 of 2012 & 108 of 2012 at p. 23).

Sri Ragavan has been regularly featured in op-eds in several media including the New York Times, Fortune Magazine and foreign media such as TBS eFM's "This Morning", an all-English current affairs program in Seoul. Similarly, she has been featured in Hindu Business Line, The Hindu, DNA, LiveMint and also the All India Radio. She has testified in support of India’s position involving access to medication issues with the US International Trade Commission and at the Office of the US Trade Representative. Ragavan is a regular speaker in forums that include academics, government officials and most importantly policy makers from the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Association (WIPO).  She was engaged as a specialist reviewer/consultant for the WIPO.

Sri Ragavan was the ADVANCE Administrative Fellow of Texas A&M University in 2021-22. She was a recipient of the PESCA Grant in 2017. She also a recipient of the GIAN Grant from the Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India. Ragavan was awarded the Student’s Access to Justice (SATJ) Association Certificate for Distinguished Pro Bono Service. Srividhya was attached to the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2011 as the Fulbright Nehru CORE Scholar. In 2013, Srividhya became a Fulbright Specialist for the South Asia Region and was associated with the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Studies in Bangalore. Under Ragavan’s leadership, the School established strong connections in India by creating GIFTED and Pathway Programs. 

As the Director of International Legal Studies, Ragavan oversees the establishment of an online degree on Cross-Border Advocacy focused on South Asia. This program will be the first online degree program offered at low-cost by a foreign law school in India catering specifically for South-Asian students. 
 
Ragavan has strong with various law schools in India and serves on the board of some of the acclaimed law schools in India. She was associated with NALSAR’s University’s IP-PRO program, and with the NLSIU. Ragavan was an Adjunct Fellow with the Research Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi. Ragavan was also associated with various departments of different the Ministry of Human Resource Development & the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, during her tenure as a faculty at NLSIU, Bangalore. In 2010, Ragavan blogged for LiveMint, one of India’s leading newspapers. 
  
At the Texas A&M School of Law, Ragavan teaches patent law, intellectual property law, trademarks law, international trade law and biotechnology & pharmaceuticals seminar, law of torts and contracts law.

Ragavan graduated with a BA. LLB (Honors) from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore where she was a merit certificate holder. 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.

Positions

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

Courses

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

Education

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

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

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Books (7)

Contributions to Books (12)

Articles (51)