In 2013 Texas A&M purchased the somewhat floundering Texas Wesleyan law school and created what is now the Texas A&M University School of Law – located in Dallas. In joining with a major research institution, part of the TAMU mission has been to further build the IP program that already includes Megan Carpenter, Brian Holland, and Dennis Kelly. Today, the law school announced its hiring of four new IP faculty: Professors Peter Yu (from Drake); Glenn Lunney (from Tulane); Irene Calboli (from Marquette); and Saurabh Vishnubhakat (from the PTO). Congratulations to TAMU on this bold move that will certainly raise its stature in the ever growing Texas market for IP attorneys. Congratulations both to the law school and its new faculty!
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I have received some criticism for this post. First – I recognize that the law school is in Ft. Worth, but from my non-Texan distance Ft. Worth is part of the Dallas metro area – as is Plano, Arlington, etc. Admittedly, my knowledge is largely derived from my childhood love of the (original) Dallas TV show. Second, I noted that Texas Wesleyan was “somewhat floundering.” I do stand behind that, although it should be in the context of the reality that the vast majority of law schools are currently struggling. Finally – Prof Lunney, I do apologize for misspelling your name! -Dennis