Prof. (Dr.) Vishwas H. Devaiah


Vishwas Devaiah is a Professor at JGLS, Executive Director of CIPTEL and Managing Editor of the Jindal Global Law Review. Vishwas’s primary areas of interest are patent law, health law and biotechnology law. He has published widely, and serves as a reviewer for the Asian Comparative Law Journal, the NUJS Law Review and the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Vishwas worked as a research consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Clinton Health Action Initiative, and also co-founded the Initiative for Medicines Access and Knowledge (I-MAK), New York. 

Vishwas was recently selected for the Microsoft IP Teaching Fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has received several research scholarships like the IMLAB scholarship, the Open Society Scholarship and the Asia Commons Grant. Vishwas obtained a PhD from the University of Liverpool, an LLM degree from Warwick University, and a Bachelor of Laws (BAL, LLB) degree from University Law College, Bangalore University. His PhD research was on the regulation of human embryonic stem cell research, titled ‘Protecting egg donors and patients in human embryonic stem cell research: A critical analysis of the current and proposed regulation in India.’ Prior to joining JGLS, Vishwas taught at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Calcutta.