Isaac Rutenberg is a practicing IP lawyer, PhD scientist, and extensively published legal scholar who is passionate about inclusive, responsive and responsible legal frameworks and innovation ecosystems. He has 15+ years of experience as outside IP counsel for small and large companies, universities, and research organizations.
Isaac is the founder of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at the Strathmore Law School, Strathmore University, where he is also an Associate Professor of ICT Policy and Innovation. He is also an Associate Member at the Center for Law, Technology, and Society at the University of Ottawa.
Isaac holds a JD (degree in law), a PhD in Chemistry, a bachelor of science in Chemistry, and a bachelor of science in Mathematics/Computer Science. He is admitted to practice law in the state of California, patent law in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and patent/trademark law in the Kenya Industrial Property Institute.