Three Texas A&M Professors Featured in Asian Law Symposium at Penn

April 9, 2018

Irene Calboli Sri Ragavan Peter YuTexas A&M University School of Law Professors Irene Calboli, Srividhya Ragavan and Peter Yu, featured presenters at Penn Law's symposium on intellectual property law developments in Asia
Irene Calboli Peter Yu at PennProfessors Calboli and Yu with Professor Takakuni Yamane (on right) of Doshisha University in Japan and Joshua Singh (on left), Managing Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review​.

On March 30, Professors Irene Calboli, Srividhya Ragavan and Peter Yu of Texas A&M University School of Law spoke at the annual symposium of the Asian Law Review at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Titled “Development of Intellectual Property Law in Asia,” this event explored the past and future of intellectual property law in Asia.

calboli-penn800Professor Irene Calboli presents "Recent Intellectual Property Developments in ASEAN."

Irene Calboli spoke on “Recent Development on IP Law in ASEAN.” Her presentation built on her experience in Southeast Asia in the past few years. She currently serves as Visiting Professor, Lee Kong Chian Fellow and the deputy director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia at Singapore Management University School of Law.

“I am delighted to see the growing interest in IP law development in Asia,” said Calboli, who will return to the Law School this fall to teach trademark and comparative law. “I am proud that the Texas A&M Law faculty is leading the scholarly debate in this area.”

Srividhya Ragavan presented a paper on “Steel, Aluminum and IP: What Does It Say of the WTO?” Her presentation examined the U.S. posture on international trade, with a focus on the country’s recent tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. She further explored how this posture will affect the WTO’s existence and future.

Ragavan is a leading U.S. expert on intellectual property law and policy in India. She recently submitted comments on the working requirement under patent law to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of the Indian Government.

yu-penn800Professor Peter Yu presents "Building a New International Intellectual Property Infrastructure Through China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative."

Peter Yu discussed his latest research on the potential intellectual property developments spearheaded by the belt-and-road initiative in China.

Yu is the world’s preeminent expert on Chinese intellectual property law and policy and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He is also the Co-Director of Studies of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

TAMU Law CLIP“We are very excited to have three Aggie IP professors represented in this annual symposium,” said Yu, who directs the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law. “Since the expansion of our Center three years ago, we have developed a globally oriented program that is well equipped to train transnational IP lawyers with Asian interests.”

top 7 IP program

Texas A&M University School of Law currently has seven full-time intellectual property law professors. Boasting one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in this specialized area among U.S. law schools, the Texas A&M intellectual property law program has been ranked seventh in the nation in the past two years, based on peer surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report.