BHAMATI VISWANATHAN Joins CPIP as Legal Fellow
Thursday, August 18, 2016
CSUSA Member Bhamati Viswanathan has recently joined the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law as a Legal Fellow.
Bhamati's academic work has primarily focused on the centrality of copyright and trademark to creative industries. At CPIP her research and scholarship extends to consider the full array of intellectual property rights and protection, including patents and trade secrets, and emphasizes the vital importance of intellectual property to both creative and innovative ecosystems.
Prior to joining CPIP, Bhamati practiced corporate and commercial law in New York and Massachusetts. Her interest in intellectual property law was sparked by her involvement in an Internet start-up portal, first as a director of business development and eventually as the legal officer charged with managing the firm’s intellectual property. That real-world experience led Bhamati to pursue a deeper understanding of IP via a masters and doctorate in intellectual property law, and secured her abiding commitment to promoting the rights of creators and innovators both domestically and abroad.
Bhamati earned her S.J.D. and LL.M. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School. She holds a B.A. in English and French literature, cum laude, from Williams College.
The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. More information on CPIP is available here.