Dr. Yogesh Pai is a Scholar at C-IP2 and an Assistant Professor at National Law University Delhi (NLUD). He is the Co-Director of Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) at National Law University Delhi. He is also in-charge of the IPR Chair at NLU Delhi established by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
His primary scholarship concerns intellectual property (IP) law at the intersection of innovation policy, competition law and trade law. He was the Thomas Edison Fellow (2017-18) at the George Mason University, Washington D.C. In the fall of 2012, Yogesh visited the School of Law, University of Washington as the Asian Law Centre short-term Visiting Scholar. He is on the roster of consultants with the World Trade Organisation for teaching at the Regional Trade Policy Courses (RTPC) and has been a tutor with the WIPO Academy Distance Learning Programme. Yogesh serves on the Editorial Board of the WIPO-WTO Teachers Colloquium Annual Research Papers.
He has taught at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, as a guest faculty and as a visiting faculty at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. Yogesh has a PhD from the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT, Kochi, in the area of Regulation of Standard-Essential Patents in India. He has previously worked with the National Law University, Jodhpur, Centad, New Delhi and the South Centre, Geneva.
In 2013, Yogesh was nominated as a legal member in a committee constituted by the Ministry of Health, Government of India, for invoking provisions of compulsory licensing under the Patents Act, 1970, in the context of affordable healthcare. Yogesh was also the member of an expert committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce to study the need for utility models in India (2013). He was also part of the Committee for Evaluation and Continuation of the Scheme of Promotion of Copyright and IPR Beyond the 12th Five Year Plan (2012- 2017) constituted by the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce.