Dr. Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of the Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute (SIPLI), earned his J.D. from Stanford University, with distinction, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He earned his BA, cum laude, from Amherst College.
His extensive research focuses on the development and commercialization of intellectual property and technology as a means of promoting economic and social development. He has published extensively on pharmaceutical, design, copyright protection of standards, competition policy, and other intellectual property issues; antitrust law; legal construction of the marketplace; technology transfer; and the role of intellectual property law and policy in shaping these diverse areas.
As Director and Founder of SIPLI, Ghosh works closely with College of Law’s Innovation Law Center. He directs the IP Commercialization and Innovation Law Curricular Program and develops classroom and experiential academic programs geared toward training law students and students across the University to become practitioners in intellectual property management, licensing, patents and copyright, and commercialization.
Ghosh also works with a component of the Innovation Law Center, the NYSTAR-funded New York State Science and Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC), an entity focused on mitigating intellectual property and commercialization challenges that affect entrepreneurs, start-ups, universities, and research centers in New York State and beyond.
Supporting the LLM Program has been an important dimension of his work. He worked with Assistant Dean of International Programs Andrew Horsfall to secure a Memorandum of Understanding with OP Jindal Global Law School in India. Ghosh is a regular visitor to National Law University, Delhi, and other universities in India, China, and Australia.
A member of the California, Federal Circuit Bar, and US Supreme Court bars, Ghosh was elected to the American Law Institute in 2012 and is currently a member of the advisory board on the Restatement of Copyright. He has been an IIP Research Fellow in Tokyo; a Fulbright Fellow to India; the inaugural AAS Science and Policy Fellowship at the Federal Judicial Center; and a recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities research grant.