The Tsai Center is led by two Co-Directors, Profs. W. Keith Robinson and David O. Taylor, whose teaching and scholarship focus on intellectual property law, including patent law.  Prof. Robinson and Prof. Taylor collaborate with an Executive Board, Affiliated Faculty, and Adjunct Faculty. 
The Executive Board consists of the Center’s Co-Directors, SMU Dedman School of Law Dean Jennifer M. Collins who serves on the Executive Board ex officio, and five other members of the SMU Dedman School of Law faculty whose teaching and scholarship similarly focus on the intersection of law, science, and innovation:  Prof. Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Prof. Nathan Cortez, Prof. Jeffrey M. Gaba, Prof. Thomas W. Mayo, and Prof. Meghan Ryan.  
The Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty includes other full-time and part-time faculty at the SMU Dedman School of Law whose teaching and/or scholarship addresses law, science, and innovation. 

Co-Directors and Executive Board

  • Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Professor of Law (Copyright Law)
  • Jennifer M. Collins, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law (ex officio)
  • Nathan Cortez, Associate Dean for Research and Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies (Health Law and FDA Law)
  • Jeffrey M. Gaba, M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law (Environmental Law)
  • Thomas William Mayo, Altshuler University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Law (Health Law; Bioethics)
  • W. Keith Robinson, Assistant Professor of Law (Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property and Business Organizations) (Co-Director)
  • Meghan J. Ryan, Associate Professor of Law (Science and the Law)
  • David O. Taylor, Assistant Professor of Law (Patent Law; Selected Topics in Intellectual Property) (Co-Director)

Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty

  • Daniel Baucum, Adjunct Professor of Law (Counseling the Small Business Owner)
  • John Browning, Adjunct Professor of Law (Social Media Law)
  • Christa Brown-Sanford, Adjunct Professor of Law (Patent Prosecution)
  • David Carstens, Adjunct Professor of Law (International Intellectual Property)
  • David J. Cho, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law (Trademark Clinic)
  • Wilson Chu, Adjunct Professor of Law (Corporate Planning: Lifecycle of a Tech Startup)
  • John M. Cone, Adjunct Professor of Law (Trademarks)
  • Elisabeth A. Evert (Patent Litigation)
  • Charles M. Hosch, Adjunct Professor of Law (Trade Secrets and Business Torts)
  • Marc A. Hubbard, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law (Patent Clinic)
  • Christopher Jenks, Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law (Impact of Emerging Technologies on Accountability in Armed Conflict)
  • Richard J. Johnson (Information Privacy and Security Law)
  • Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Law (Administrative Law)
  • Phillip Philbin, Adjunct Professor of Law (Patent Litigation)
  • C. Paul Rogers, III, Professor of Law and Former Dean (Antitrust; Selected Problems in Antitrust)
  • Mark A. Shank, Adjunct Professor of Law (Employment Law)
  • Barton E. Showalter, Adjunct Professor of Law (Intellectual Property Licensing)
  • Bruce S. Sostek (Patent Litigation)
  • John Vernon, Adjunct Professor of Law (Franchising and Distribution Law; International Franchising Law)
  • Peter Vogel, Adjunct Professor of Law (Advanced Commercial Law: Law of Electronic Commerce)
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