Peter K. Yu, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, recently joined leading trade experts from around the world at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to officially launch the book Trade in Knowledge: Intellectual Property, Trade and Development in a Transformed Global Economy. Published jointly by the WTO and Cambridge University Press, this new book was edited by Antony Taubman, the director of the WTO Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, and Jayashree Watal, a former counsellor at the Division and Honorary Professor at the National Law University, Delhi in India.
Topics: Peter Yu, international property, CLIP, global engagement, faculty
The recently published article The Most-Cited Legal Scholars Revisited from the University of Chicago Law Review lists Texas A&M Law Professor Peter K. Yu sixth among the most-cited legal scholars born after 1970 across all fields.
The study was conducted by Fred Shapiro, Associate Library Director at Yale Law School and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations.
Topics: Law Professor, Peter Yu, intellectual property, CLIP, faculty
In late May, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Haifa Centre for Law and Technology at the University of Haifa in Israel, will hold a pre-launch of the book Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Global Inequality.
Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, this interdisciplinary book is co-edited by Professor Daniel Benoliel of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, Francis Gurry, the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from 2008 to 2020, Professor Keun Lee of the department of economics at Seoul National University in South Korea and Regents Professor Peter Yu of Texas A&M University.This pre-launch event, entitled "Inequality Through IP: A New Policy Lever?" is organized by Professor Benoliel and Professors Robert Burrell and Dev Gangjee of the University of Oxford. More information is available online.
Topics: Peter Yu, intellectual property, faculty and staff, faculty
In March, Peter K. Yu, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, joined Edward Kwakwa, assistant director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in the 10th Global Digital Encounter organized by FIDE (Legal and Business Research Foundation) and the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Academy. Professor Miriam Allena of Bocconi University in Italy moderated the event.
At the virtual encounter, which was accessible to over 600 network members and was subsequently made available online, Professor Yu explored the potential contributions of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to the intellectual property system and the role intellectual property law and policy can play in promoting these goals. He also shared his views on the recent proposal by India and South Africa to suspend selective intellectual property obligations under the WTO TRIPS Agreement to help contain and treat COVID-19.
"It is a pleasure to join Edward and Miriam in this very timely digital encounter," said Professor Yu.
"Issues relating to intellectual property and sustainable development have never been more important. As we continue to combat COVID-19, there is also the inevitable debate about whether the intellectual property system needs adjustments during the global pandemic."
Topics: Peter Yu, faculty and staff, Texas A&M Law, WIPO
At its November 12 meeting, the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System designated Professor Peter Yu a Regents Professor. This designation is the most prestigious award from the System to highlight exemplary faculty. Professor Yu directs the Center for Law and Intellectual Property and holds a joint appointment at the School of Law and the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He became the first professor from the School of Law to receive this systemwide honor.
Topics: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University School of Law, Peter Yu
At the 99th annual meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association on October 24, two professors at Texas A&M University School of Law were elected Branch leaders. Professor Peter Yu was elected one of the Branch's vice-presidents, and Professor Charlotte Ku was elected to the Board of Directors.
Founded in Brussels in 1873 and currently headquartered in London, the International Law Association (ILA) is the preeminent international non-governmental organization involved in developing and restating international law. It has 60 branches and around 4400 members.
Topics: Peter Yu, Charlotte Ku, faculty and staff
Professor Peter Yu is Texas A&M University School of Law's newest member of the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law, according to its website. Yu is among the 38 members newly elected by his peers to the ALI.
Topics: Peter Yu, Faculty Highlights, faculty and staff
Texas A&M School of Law Professor Peter Yu is among the top 250 legal authors (both current and deceased) listed on HeinOnline. The list is created based on an analysis of all the articles in the database, including those from the past two centuries.
Topics: Peter Yu, faculty and staff
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.
Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Peter Yu, intellectual property, faculty and staff
On September 27-28, 2019, more than 30 intellectual property and technology law scholars from around the world gathered together at Texas A&M University School of Law to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable.
Topics: Texas A&M University School of Law, Peter Yu, tamu law, CLIP