Saurabh Vishnubhakat


Saurabh Vishnubhakat writes and teaches on intellectual property law, civil procedure, and litigation, particularly from an empirical perspective.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Saurabh Vishnubhakat @ Duke Law Saurabh Vishnubhakat @ SSRN Saurabh Vishnubhakat @ LinkedIn

Current Appointments

Duke Law School
Center for Innovation Policy Postdoctoral Associate

Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy
NIH Center for Public Genomics Postdoctoral Associate

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Expert Advisor, Office of Chief Economist

Articles & Briefs

These papers do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO or any other organization.

Expired Patents
64 Cath. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015)

The Growing Public Domain in Medicine
15 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 293 (2014)

What Patent Attorney Fee Awards Really Look Like
63 Duke L.J. Online 15 (2014)

Certain Patents
16 Yale J.L. & Tech. 103 (2013) (with Alan Marco)

Of Smart Phone Wars and Software Patents
27 J. Econ. Persp. 67 (2013) (with Stuart Graham)

Cited in:

Pre-Service Removal in the Forum Defendant's Arsenal
47 Gonz. L. Rev. 147 (2011)

Cited in:

Reconceiving the Patent Rocket Docket
11 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 58 (2011)

Brief of Amicus Curiae Franklin Pierce Law Center on En Banc Rehearing in Support of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Hyatt v. Kappos
No. 2007–1066 (Fed. Cir., May 24, 2010) (with Pierce Law IP Amicus Brief Clinic)

Contributions to Policy Initiatives

Methods for Studying the Diversity of Patent Applicants

Confirmatory Genetic Diagnostic Testing

Recordation of Real-Party-in-Interest Information for Patents

International Patent Protection for Small Businesses

Recent Presentations

Informatic Patents from Software to Genes, Annnual IP Student Ass’n Lecture at the Wake Forest University School of Law (April 10, 2014)

Ex Post Assessment, Human Rights, and the Public Domain, PatCon 4: The Patent Conference (April 4–5, 2014)

Cognitive Economy and the Trespass Fallacy, IP Scholars Roundtable (March 28–29, 2014)

The Patent Bar Gender Data File, Works-in-Progress IP Colloquium (February 7–8, 2014)

Invited Panelist, CPIP-Fenwick & West Roundtable on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter, (January 31, 2014)

The Growing Public Domain in Medicine, Whittier Law School Global Medicine Challenge Symposium (November 8, 2013)

Discussant: Valentine Millot, Are Trademarks and Patents Complementary or Substitute Protections for Innovation?, USPTO Workshop on Empirical Studies of Trademark Data (September 26–27, 2013)

Expired Patents, 13th IP Scholars Conference (August 8–9, 2013)

The Value of Certainty in Patent Rights, Works-in-Progress IP Conference (February 22–23, 2013)

Reconceiving the Patent Rocket Docket, 12th IP Scholars Conference (August 9–10, 2012)

Strategic Management of IP Assets: Policy Lessons, Address to the IPEX Conference on Monetizing and Managing IP Assets for Business Excellence, Hyderabad, India (July 27–28, 2012)

Reconceiving the Patent Rocket Docket, PatCon 2 (May 11–12, 2012)

Discussant:Barak D. Richman, The Provider-Monopoly Problem in Health Care, DOJ/FTC/PTO Seminar Series (April 26, 2012)

Rocket Dockets in Patent Litigation, Lecture at the William & Mary Law School (February 9, 2012)

Scientific Research

Predicting Tailored Substrate Specificity for a Natural Product Analog: A Test Case in Computational Enzyme Design, 57th Southeastern / 61st Southwestern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2005)

Controlled Macromolecule Release from Poly-N-Isopropylacrylamide-co-Acrylic Acid (p-NIPAm-co-AAc) Microgels in Solution, 1st Southeastern Conference on Undergraduate Research at Emory (2003)

A Look at Chromosome 14 Ring-Inherited Tonic-Clonic Seizure Disorder, Case Study Presentation to Neurology Rotation Class, Emory School of Medicine (2003)

A Look at Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy, Case Study Presentation to Neurology Rotation Class, Emory School of Medicine (2003)