Texas A&M University School of Law is launching a new blog and associated website www.TradeRxReport.com, which explores questions of access to affordable medicines and health care that arise at the intersection of intellectual property law and international trade. With the increasing impact of the Coronavirus on the global economy and our healthcare systems, the importance of issues around the affordability of pharmaceuticals, access to healthcare and medication and globalization become more apparent each day. The inter-relationship of health, trade and intellectual property has been a “hot topic” since the 1980s, when the World Trade Organization was established and the TRIPS Agreement on intellectual property rights was enacted. The current global pandemic merely underscores the need to find a workable solution to the challenge of ensuring innovation and access to medicines on a global scale – and the value of a forum focused on that topic.
On October 25, 2019, Texas A&M University School of Law brought together several leading patent scholars to examine the latest domestic and international legal developments at the "Pharmaceutical Innovation, Patent Protection and Regulatory Exclusivities" Symposium.
This past summer, Professor Peter K. Yu, the director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, visited different parts of Asia to expand the Law School's academic and research ties. He presented his latest scholarship on intellectual property, big data, artificial intelligence, pharmaceutical regulation, and the U.S.-China trade war at leading academic institutions and professional conferences.
Professor Peter K. Yu spoke at the Conference on Intellectual Property and Development at the World Intellectual Property Organization and a policy seminar at the World Trade Organization. He also discussed the U.S.-China trade policy at the University of Oxford.
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.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat demonstrates the university's pledge to prepare its students for leadership through law. In this case, it's "do as I say and AS I do." Professor Vishnubhakat is the chair-elect for the executive board of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) section on Intellectual Property.