Online LLM graduate secures national Director role

Recent Edinburgh Law School LLM graduate, Dr. Kishore Sreenivasan has been appointed Director for a premier intellectual property and informatics research centre in Pune, India. 

Kishore secured the role of Director for CSIR-URDIP, a centre for intellectual property analytics and informatics research under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Kishore is delighted with the position. “My role involves leadership in intellectual property analytics and informatics to facilitate development, maintenance, enforcement and monetization of intellectual property stemming from innovations developed in the 38 laboratories of CSIR across India,” he said.

The new role entails a significantly higher level of management, with implications at the national policy level.  “I look forward to the challenge of active participation throughout various phases from pre-research and development through to deployment and commercialisation.”  

Kishore completed Edinburgh Law School’s LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law via online learning while continuing his career in intellectual property management in Pune, India.  

“During my studies I was heading the intellectual property operations for a public sector engineering and manufacturing company in India. My professional commitment required me to stay in India, but I wanted to pursue my education to take my career forward,” said Kishore.  “I chose the online LLM with Edinburgh Law School, not only for the flexibility of online study, but the programme itself provides a strong interdisciplinary approach to technology, the law and their real-world intersections.”   

“The learning and skills that I have acquired have been immensely beneficial to me from my career and professional standpoints in general, and my present role in particular.   I am able to further appreciate the multifaceted implications of the law in real-time situations in a variety of innovative technology domains.” 

Kishore completed his LLM via online learning in 2017, and visited the Edinburgh campus for his graduation in November 2017.   You can view his video interview here