Jared Ragland

Senior Director, Policy - APAC

BSA | The Software Alliance

I serve as Senior Director, Policy — APAC at BSA | The Software Alliance. Working with BSA members, I develop BSA’s international strategies to open markets and promote innovation and digital trade in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Before joining BSA, I served as the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Attaché in the Shanghai Consulate General. From 2007 to 2012, I served in the Office of the US Trade Representative as Director, Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation. From 2005 to 2007, I served as the Science Policy Advisor to the US Ambassador to APEC in the State Department's Office of Economic Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

I received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington in 2004, a B.S. in Biochemistry, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from the University of Arizona. I am based in BSA's Singapore office.