Associate Professor Mark Burge presented “Uniform Commercial Code Article 4A and the ACH Network” along with Paul A. Carruba, Adams & Reese, LLP, (August 4, 2015). This presentation for banking and financial institution professionals was part of a webinar series offered by the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the governing body for the national ACH electronic payments network.
Professor Gabriel Eckstein served as a faculty member for "Contemporary Issues in Water Resources: U.S. Mexico Water, Food and Energy Nexus," a study abroad program in Guanajuato, Mexico (August 16-29, 2015). The study abroad program is co-coordinated by the Texas A&M Water Management and Hydrological Sciences Program and the University of Guanajuato.
Professor Paul George is the legal consultant on a five-member Texas A&M team (from A&M's Texas Transportation Institute [TTI]) that won a one-year grant from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to develop privacy policies for data from license plate readers in August. The project's intended audience members are local and regional governments (such as Council of Governments), or private companies acting in a governmental capacity, who collect and aggregate vehicle information. He is also working on other projects with TTI including automated vehicles and truck platooning.
- Appointed to the Sedona Conference’s drafting group on data privacy, and obtained the Conference's agreement to co-sponsor with Texas A&M a half-day program on the upcoming December changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to be presented in February 2016.
Professor Michael Z. Green provided commentary during a public radio program, “Why Some Women are Staying Away from Uber and Lyft,” by Lucia Benavides on Texas Standard, KUT-FM (Austin) (August 4, 2015).
- Recently accepted an offer to publish a revision of a prior published paper as “Employer-Provided Legal Services for Employment Claims” to be Chapter 20 in Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America (Joy Radice Ed. Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2015).
- Also accepted an offer to publish his paper, “Stifling Employee Activity with the EEOC through Retaliation from Broad Severance Agreement Enforcement,” as Chapter 8 in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act After Fifty Years: Proceedings of the New York University Sixty-Seventh Annual Conference on Labor (Anne Lofaso Ed. LexisNexis forthcoming 2015).
Professor William Henning was appointed by the Department of State to the U.S. Delegation to the NAFTA 2022 Committee, and he attended a meeting of the committee in Mexico City.
- Delivered to the publisher the completed manuscript for W. Henning, W. Lawrence, and H. Gabriel, Understanding Sales and Leases of Goods (3rd ed.).
Professor Brian Holland published two articles related to the National Football League's suspension of New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, due to allegations of his tampering with footballs. Holland’s first article, "Deflategate: Does the NFL Commissioner Enjoy Absolute Power?" was published by Newsweek (August 20, 2014). Shortly after a federal court vacated the NFL suspension ruling on September 8, 2015, the Boston Herald published his second piece, "NFL Victim of Goodell's Arrogance." Both articles were republished by multiple outlets.
Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development Huyen Pham was invited by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Nebraska Advisory Committee, to present expert testimony regarding the civil rights implications of Nebraska’s immigration-related legislation (Aug. 12. 2015).
Associate Professor Neil L. Sobol, has been invited to be a panelist at a symposium, “Protecting the Consumer,” at Indiana Tech Law School in November, 2015.
- Presented his work-in-progress, “The Need for a Federal Fair Assessment and Collection of Criminal Justice Debt Act,” at the Texas Legal Scholars Workshop at the University of Houston School of Law (August 30, 2015).
Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat discussed initial findings from the first two large-scale studies of the patent post-grant review system created by the 2011 America Invents Act at the Duke Law Innovation Policy Roundtable in Washington, D.C. Video recordings of Vishnubhakat’s remarks are available here and here.
- The first paper from these studies, co-authored with Duke Law professor Arti Rai and Illinois Law professor Jay Kesan, was recently accepted by the leading Berkeley Technology Law Journal.
- Presented a new project, The Field of Invention, at three academic colloquia: Oklahoma Junior Scholars Conference, 15th annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference and the Texas Legal Scholars Workshop. The project explains how the Patent Office classifies technological fields and particular inventions, and examines how these classification choices have far-reaching impacts throughout the patent system
Associate Professor Gina S. Warren served as a faculty member for "Contemporary Issues in Water Resources: U.S.-Mexico Water, Food and Energy Nexus," a study abroad program in Guanajuato, Mexico (August 16-29, 2015). The study abroad program is co-coordinated by the TAMU Water Management and Hydrological Sciences Program and the University of Guanajuato.
- Invited to present at Rice University's Baker Institute, Water & Energy Conference, (October 14, 2015).
Professor Peter Yu's article, "The Anatomy of the Human Rights Framework for Intellectual Property," is forthcoming in the Southern Methodist University Law Review.
- Published "The Confuzzling Rhetoric Against New Copyright Exceptions," in Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property (Peter Drahos, Gustavo Ghidini & Hanns Ullrich eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2015).
- His article, "How Copyright Law May Affect Pop Music Without Our Knowing It,” was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the best law review articles in 2014 related to entertainment, publishing and/or the arts.
- Appointed to the founding editorial board of a new peer-review journal, China Law and Society Review.
- His article, "Tales of the Unintended in Copyright Law," appeared as the lead article in a special issue of the Studies in Law, Politics, and Society edited by Austin Sarat.
- Contributed "Trade Secret Hacking, Online Data Breaches, and the China Cyberthreats" to the Cardozo Law Review's online symposium.
- Published three book chapters:
- Joined his Texas A&M colleagues at the 15th Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (August 6-7, 2015). As the conference co-founder, he spoke on the plenary panel of this anniversary event, providing a retrospective on the sweeping changes to intellectual property research in the past 15 years.
- Presented his forthcoming book chapter, "The Copy in Copyright," which was commissioned by a research project of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.