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Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Visiting Scholar

Saurabh Vishnubhakat is a Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property & Information Law Program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is also a Research Fellow at the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy and a Senior Scholar at the George Mason University Center for IP and Innovation Policy. He writes and teaches on intellectual property, administrative law, civil procedure, and remedies, especially from an empirical perspective. Professor Vishnubhakat’s work appears in leading law reviews as well as peer-reviewed legal, economic, and life science journals. His writings have been cited in federal judicial opinions, in agency reports and rulemaking, and in over fifty Supreme Court petitions and briefs across more than two dozen cases. Until 2022, he was a professor at Texas A&M University, where he held tenured appointments in the School of Law and the Dwight Look College of Engineering and guest-lectured in the Mays Business School.

Before becoming a full-time academic, 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 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 University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.