Aparajita Lath

Assistant Professor (AY 2023-24)


Co-Director, Advanced Centre for Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics

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  • BA LLB (Hons), National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • LL.M, Harvard Law School


Aparajita has been working in the field of intellectual property rights and corporate-commercial matters for over six years. Before joining NLSIU in 2023, she worked at two leading Indian law firms – as an Associate at AZB & Partners and as a Senior Associate at Trilegal where she worked on head-line making mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property rights litigation, cutting edge technology transactions, product launches. She was also regularly involved in drafting and submitting comments to the government on bills, policies and rules in the technology and IP space. She has extensive experience in representing a wide variety of clients across industries.

At Harvard, she focused on intellectual property rights and health law and policy. Her publications have been cited in government reports, books and by other academicians in their publications. She was also awarded a student fellowship at Harvard’s Petrie-Flom Centre for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, where she researched and published articles
on emerging biotechnology issues.

Apart from her work experience, Aparajita has written extensively on matters of intellectual property rights, technology and public health. She has published in academic journals and regularly contributes to newspapers and blogs.

Research Interests

Intellectual Property Rights
Public Health Law and Policy
Technology Law and Policy


  • Aparajita Lath, Permanent Downloads and the Resale of Digital Content:
  • Another Exhausting Journey? 16 Indian Journal of Law and Technology (2020), p. 1-17.
  • Aparajita Lath et. al., Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis, Human Technology Foundation (May 2020).
  • Aparajita Lath et. al., India’s New Data Protection Bill: Based on GDPR, But Different, 1 Computer Law Review International (2020).
  • Aparajita Lath, Analysing the Pitfalls of Indian Patent Injunctions based on Fear of Infringement, 19 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (2014), p. 253-259.
  • Aparajita Lath and Shivam Bhardwaj, Business Method Patents: An Oxymoron, 6(1) NUJS Law Review (2014), p. 121-145.
  • Other articles in newspapers and online news platforms.
  • 70+ posts on SpicyIP.com since 2013.
  • 10+ posts on Harvard’s Bill of Health, 2022-2023.