Professor V.K. Unni, Professor, IIM Calcutta


Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Prof. V. K. Unni is a professor of public policy & management at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Unni is a corporate lawyer by training, and did his Ph.D in Intellectual Property Law at Nalsar University of Law. Later he joined NALSAR University as a lecturer and assistant professor of law teaching subjects like Banking and Finance Law and Intellectual Property Law. Presently he teaches at IIM Calcutta as a professor. Unni had done his doctoral and graduate studies in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and presently holds the Max Planck India Fellowship instituted by the Max Planck Society. In 2008 he became the first and only recipient of the Max Planck India Fellowship from the field of Law. Prof. V.K. Unni, has become the first Indian IP academician to receive the prestigious Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship 2016-17 from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law, Virginia, USA. At IIM Calcutta he teaches Public Policy and Management courses at the doctoral and postgraduate levels.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad;
  • Master of Laws (LL.M- specialisation in Intellectual Property Law); (MGU)
  • LL.B (5 year course) : Government Law College Thiruvananthapuram, University of Kerala

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