Vishnubhakat: Impacting FTC Law and Policy

September 10, 2018

Texas A&M University School of Law Associate Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat has been invited to present testimony to the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. on October 24. The FTC hearings on "Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century" will study whether recent changes in the economy might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection, enforcement priorities and policy.

Vishnubhakat's testimony will focus on innovation policy challenges arising from the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office system of administrative patent revocation.

The hearings, held September through November 2018, will be webcast live, open to the public, reported by the press, and eventually synthesized into a comprehensive FTC report. 

Vishnubhakat is an expert in innovation and intellectual property, particularly patents, and how they affect administrative agencies, federal courts and the marketplace. He writes and teaches on intellectual property law, civil procedure, and administrative law, particularly from an empirical perspective. He holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering and is a fellow of the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy. His research has been cited in federal appellate and trial court opinions, governmental reports, and nearly twenty Supreme Court briefs.