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 legal writings have been cited in federal judicial opinions, agency reports and rulemaking, and over two dozen Supreme Court briefs. His work is published in leading law reviews including theIndiana Law Journal, theWashington and Lee Law Review, and theIowa Law Reviewas well as peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines includingNature Biotechnology, theJournal of the Copyright Society of the USA, and theJournal of Economic Perspectives. His first book,A Tort Theory of Patent Litigation: History and Reform, is under contract with Cambridge University Press
Until 2022, Vishnubhakat 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 coming to Texas A&M, he served in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as principal legal advisor to that agency's first two chief economists. He was also a faculty fellow at the Duke Law School, where he co-taught patent law, and was a postdoctoral associate at the Duke Center for Public Genomics, where he researched law and policy issues surrounding innovation in genetics and biomedicine.
Professor Vishnubhakat 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 theLaw Review. He also holds a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is admitted to the bars of Texas, Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.