Texas A&M Law Professors Headline 53rd Annual Conference on IP Law

November 3, 2015

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Texas A&M Law professors Susan Saab Fortney and Saurabh Vishnubhakat will participate as featured speakers during the upcoming 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law. Their joint presentation is titled “Recent Ethics/Malpractice Developments for Attorneys Handling Patent Ligation.”

The conference will take place November 16-17, 2015, at The Center for American and International Law, or CAIL, in Plano, Texas. Established in 2003, the Institute for Law and Technology, part of CAIL, sponsors educational programs for lawyers and other professionals with a principal focus on intellectual property law and practice.

Susan-Saab-Fortney-aug2016Fortney is one of the country’s foremost legal ethics and attorney malpractice scholars. She has authored many books and law review articles on these and other topics. She also serves on the editorial board for two American Bar Association journals. During her impressive career, Fortney has also received many awards for outstanding teaching. She comes to Texas A&M from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. She also formerly served as Interim Dean of the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Saurabh-VishnubhakatVishnubhakat writes and teaches in patent law, administrative law, and civil procedure, especially from an empirical perspective. He joined ​Texas A&M School of Law this fall after a faculty fellowship at Duke Law School, where he co-taught patent law and researched administrative law aspects of genomic innovation as well as economic and tort-theory aspects of patent litigation. He began his career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he advised the agency’s first two chief economists on a wide range of IP law and policy issues.

Please visit www.cailaw.org/ilt for full details and to register.