Intellectual Property in Africa is the Focus of First Talk in BookIT IP Series at IIT Chicago-Kent

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Program in Intellectual Property Law will launch its 2014–15 BookIT intellectual property book talk series on September 8, 2014 with a discussion of two groundbreaking books on innovation and intellectual property in Africa. Programs in the series, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the law school, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago.

“Our BookIT talks are designed to present new and thought-provoking work by authors and researchers in the area of intellectual property, law and technology, or the Internet,” said IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Edward Lee, director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law. “We are pleased to have Professor de Beer as the inaugural speaker for our series.”

Other programs in the book talk series include:

October 2, 2014
University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Michael J. Madison on Governing Knowledge Commons (Brett M. Frischmann, Michael J. Madison & Katherine J. Strandburg eds.) (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2014)

November 10, 2014
Suffolk University Law School Professor Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property (forthcoming Stanford University Press, 2014)

February 23, 2015
Washington University at St. Louis Professor Neil Richards on Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2014)

April 2015
Professor Irene Calboli of Marquette University Law School and the National University of Singapore on Identities, Interests, and Intersections (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds.) (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2015)