Shamnad Basheer, Research Associate, Oxford IP Research Center (OIPRC). He is the founder of SpicyIP <http://spicyipindia.blogspot.com>
Shamnad Basheer is a research associate at the Oxford Intellectual PropertyResearch Center. Till recently, he had been the Frank H Marks VisitingAssociate Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the George WashingtonUniversity law school. He is also the founder of SpicyIP, a blog dedicatedto analyzing IP and innovation policy news and cases from India.
He graduated from India¹s premier law school, the National law school ofIndia University, Bangalore. He then joined Anand and Anand, a leadingintellectual property law firm in New Delhi, and worked on a variety ofcontentious and non contentious IP matters before being called upon to headthe firm¹s IT and Telecommunications law division. India. Whilst inpractice, the IFLR 1000 guide rated him as an upcoming, leading technologylawyer. Shamnad went on to do his post-graduate studies at the University ofOxford. He completed the BCL (as a Shell Centenary scholar) with distinction; his thesis dealing with biotechnology and patent law in Indiawas awarded the second prize in a writing contest held by the Stanford Technology Law Review. He is currently reading for the DPhil (PhD) as aWellcome Trust scholar.
In the past, he has been an invited research fellow at the Institute of Intellectual Property (IIP), Tokyo, an International Bar Association (IBA)scholar and an Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) scholar. He has alsobeen an editor of the Oxford Commonwealth Law Journal (OUCLJ) and a foundingmember of EDIP (Electronic Database of Intellectual Property). His research interests include patents and developing countries and the interface between patents and antitrust. He has spoken on these themes at various conferencesand also published papers in leading technology journals such as IPQ(Intellectual Property Quarterly), EIPR (European Intellectual Property LawReview) and JILP (Journal of law technology and policy).