Apoorv is currently a PhD Scholar at NLSIU, working under the supervision of Dr. Arul George Scaria. His thesis aims at exploring different contours of criminal enforcement of copyright in India. After graduating from NUALS, Kochi, Apoorv pursued his LLM from Cochin University of Science and Technology with a specialization in IPR. Following this, he joined the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition Law where he worked on Open Source textbooks on IP and Competition Law. Here, he was also involved in developing the curriculum and teaching students of the LLM professional programme.

Areas of interest: His interests primarily lies in examining the interaction between law, technology and society. His interest in IP began after a field trip to Kadamakudy village which aimed at studying the socio-economic impact of getting a Geographical Indication (Pokkali Rice). He has undertaken various online courses like CopyrightX by Harvard University, NPTEL course on Patent Drafting and WIPO online courses on ‘Intellectual Property and Right to Health’ and ‘Software Licensing’.

Focus area at NLSIU: At present, he is involved with teaching ‘Reading Judgement and statutes‘ course to the first-year MPP students. He will also be assisting in delivering the Post Graduate Diploma programme on Intellectual Property Rights.


Apoorv Kumar Chaudhary, ‘Perverse Incentives: How Academic Incentives are Counter-Productive to Innovation EcosystemSpicyIP (26 Apr 2024)