Upcoming Seminar at Strathmore Law School: Should Kenya Allow Computer Software Patents?

IPKenya is pleased to inform everyone that the newly-created Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School is holding its inaugural event on 14-15 August, 2012 to discuss computer software patents and protecting IP in the ICT industry.

CIPIT has managed to get representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), who will be presenting at the seminar. Additionally, Stephen Kipttiness (K&O Associates) and David Njuguna (KIPI) will share their views. Wallace Kantai from Nation Media will moderate the main roundtable.

Keynote speakers are: Dr. Bitange Ndemo (PS, Ministry of Information), Mugo Kibati (CEO, Vision 2030), and Paul Kukubo (MD, Kenya ICT Board).

Sponsors are the Kenya ICT Board and Google. Certificates of completion will be available after day two of the event.

More information is at: http://www.strathmore.edu/sls/cipit/index.html

Looking forward to seeing you all at the seminar!

If you have any questions please contact irutenberg@strathmore.edu and follow him on twitter: @iruten

UPDATE: Check out this short video clip by the Director of CIPIT, Dr. Isaac Rutenberg convincing you why you need to attend the seminar on computer software patents.


4 thoughts on “Upcoming Seminar at Strathmore Law School: Should Kenya Allow Computer Software Patents?

    • I see your point. This Seminar topic may appear to be academic but as a country that aspires one day to invent and innovate at a higher level, some may argue that this is a crucial turning point where we can lay down the right legal and policy framework to pave the way forward.

      Hope to see you there!

  1. Too bad I had to be out of Nairobi this time – definitely one of those must-attend conferences… Nonetheless, I’ll be following the discussions as they stream in…

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