Srividhya Ragavan, Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She teaches patent law, intellectual property law, trademarks law, international intellectual property seminar and the law of contracts.
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 recent book titled Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries, Oxford University Press, 2012, has been republished in the South Asian market. Ragavan's work is featured in Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface - a book published by Cambridge University Press. This book remains the leading book on the interface of intellectual property law and human rights.
Ragavan’s work has been recognized abroad, particularly 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 the university. Ragavan has also been closely associated with the National Law School of India (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 been associated with the various departments of the Government of India such as 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 has 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.