Texas A&M University School of Law Dee J. Kelly Law Library, with Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Chairperson Sara Vargas, celebrates Black history with a display featuring the front pages of historical newspapers. Print materials, highlighting important milestones in African American legal history, are also displayed.
The CAP·impact Podcast interviewed Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat about his involvement with the refinement of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent review process within the U.S. Patent Office.
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Vishnubhakat is an expert in intellectual property, patent law, civil procedure, administrative law and and economics.
Luz Herrera, professor of law and associate dean for experiential education, was named a Bellows Scholar during the annual meeting of the American Association of Law School (AALS) in New Orleans, LA in January. Every two years, scholars engaged in innovative research to "improve the quality of justice in communities, enhance the delivery of legal services and promote economic and social justice" become the focus of information sharing, discussion and critique at the annual AALS Clinical Conference and at annual workshops.
Texas A&M University School of Law executive professor, Randy Gordon, joins Barnes & Thornburg LLP as a partner in its Dallas office, reports Law 360, an online resource that provides expert information for legal professionals.
The Texas A&M University School of Law Black Law Students Association's (BLSA) mock trial team advanced to the national finals. Third-year students Enrica Martey, Sara Vargas, Regina Palmer-Coleman and Shawn Pullum placed second at the southwest region's Candace Baker Mock Trial Competition in New Orleans, LA early January. The team was coached by Doug Greene, a Fort Worth attorney. The national finals will be held in Little Rock, AR in March.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli's book, The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives, was selected as IPKat's 2018 Best Trade Mark Book of the Year.
Professor Peter K. Yu of Texas A&M University School of Law delivered a plenary address at the 9th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC) at the Delhi School of Economics in New Delhi, India. Launched at the University of Melbourne and rotating around the Asia-Pacific region, this annual event is one of the premier conferences on innovation in the region. This event was organized by Professor Sunil Kanwar of the Delhi School of Economics.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Thomas Mitchell helps craft legislation signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott regarding heirs' property law. The legislation will provide "enhanced" property protections to low- and middle-income families.
The Texas A&M University Division of Research has awarded Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat a 2019 PESCA Grant of $10,000. Vishnubhakat received the grant through a competitive peer-review process.
The Division of Research funds the PESCA Grant Program to support significant research and scholarly projects that have the potential to lead to the awarding of external funding by agencies and endowments such as major federal research funding agencies, national endowments, institutes, foundations and councils.
Texas A&M University School of Law Dean Bobby Ahdieh comments, "At a university renowned for its strengths in science and technology, this recognition of Professor Vishnubhakat reflects the deeply interdisciplinary thinking of the Texas A&M School of Law faculty. Further, it bespeaks the scholarship with impact that has been a hallmark of our law school and its contributions.