The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is a part of Strathmore Law School, and is an innovative Centre for evidence-based research and training in intellectual property and information technology law and policy.
As a training institute, CIPIT will provide practical courses and seminars initially targeting lawyers, business professionals, venture capitalists, media houses, and start-up incubators in areas of IP law, with a particular focus on issues unique to ICT. Example training topics will include IP portfolio management, IP valuation, patent drafting and filing, and effective IP licensing.
To help guide the training and teaching aspects of CIPIT, research fellows will conduct original research. Primarily, such research will characterize the impact of foreign and domestic IP laws on development in East Africa, and enable policy makers to draft the most appropriate and beneficial IP legislation.