News and Developments

Nathan Cortez and Meghan J. Ryan Named as Co-Directors of Tsai Center

SMU Dedman School of Law's Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation has named Professors Nathan Cortez and Meghan J. Ryan as co-directors of the Center. The Tsai Center is currently being led by the founding co-director Professor David O. Taylor who will continue as a co-director of the Center.

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Introducing: Fed Circuit Blog

A project of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation at SMU Dedman School of Law, Fed Circuit Blog provides comprehensive coverage of activities and news related to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a court that has exclusive jurisdiction over appeals in patent cases.

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2021 Tsai Center Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Ten years ago President Obama signed into law the America Invents Act, a sweeping patent reform bill. The Tsai Center marked the occasion this spring by holding a symposium—the law school’s 17th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues—reflecting on the impact of the AIA on patent law and practice. The event featured federal appellate and district judges, a Regional Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and leading law professors and practitioners.

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Tsai Center's David O.Taylor Testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee

SMU Law Professor and Tsai Center Co-Director David O. Taylor testifies about his prior research related to patent eligibility before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. He testified about his prior research related to patent eligibility (about six articles) along with this proposal. Watch the proceedings.

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February 9, 2018

"SMU Law Students Create Apps to Help Legal Aid Lawyer" in Dallas Innovates

Taylor Lowder of Dallas Innovates writes about the Technology, Innovation and Law- Designing Legal Apps Course. Visit the link to view the article.


January 30, 2018

Technology, Law and Innovation Course Featured in Texas Lawyer

Angela Morris, from the Texas Lawyer, writes about F.I.R.E an app created by SMU Law Students.