Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law
Arti Rai is the Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and co-Director of the Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy. Professor Rai is an internationally-recognized expert in intellectual property (IP) law, administrative law, and health policy.
Rai has also taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools. Her research on IP law and policy in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software has been funded by NIH, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
She has published over 50 articles, essays, and book chapters on IP law, administrative law, and health policy. Her publications have appeared in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Legal Studies, Nature Biotechnology, and the Columbia, Georgetown, and Northwestern law reviews. She is the editor of Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology: Critical Concepts (Edward Elgar, 2011) and the co-author of a 2012 Kauffman Foundation monograph on cost-effective health care innovation. From 2009-2010, Rai served as the Administrator of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Rai graduated from Harvard College with a degree in biochemistry and history and received her JD from Harvard Law School.