Texas A&M Law to Welcome Former USPTO Director and Distinguished Intellectual Property Scholars

April 12, 2016

On April 15-16, 2016, more than 40 leading intellectual property (IP) scholars will speak at the "Intellectual Property in All the New Places" Symposium at Texas A&M University School of Law.

This symposium will examine new situations in which IP issues may arise. Topics will range from 3D printing to artificial intelligence and from craft beer innovation to post-human inventions.

More information about the symposium is available online.

Kappos_David_2013David J. Kappos, keynote speaker
Serving as the keynote speaker is David J. Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Kappos is currently a partner at the New York-based law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Among the distinguished presenters are leading IP ​faculty from Harvard, Oxford, NYU, Pennsylvania, Virginia, UCLA and Illinois. The symposium also features international scholars from Canada, China, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
"My colleagues and I are very excited to welcome all of these luminaries to the Law School," said Professor Peter K. Yu, who organizes this symposium and co-directs the Center for Law and Intellectual Property. "Our students not only will have the opportunity to learn directly from these distinguished presenters, but will also be able to join them in exploring issues lying at the cutting edge of the intellectual property field."
TAMU Center for Law & Intellectual PropertyThe Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) at Texas A&M University School of Law is a leading international hub for research and education in the IP field. Its accessible faculty features leading scholars in all major IP "food groups," including two patent attorneys and a former attorney advisor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Most recently, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report have ranked Texas A&M among the top 14 IP law programs in the United States. Texas A&M Law School currently boasts one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the IP field in law schools across the country.

IP-FacultyTexas A&M IP Faculty