Dr. Rutenberg is the Director of CIPIT and a senior lecturer at the Strathmore Law School.

He has a BS in Math/Computer Science, a BS in Chemistry, a PHD in Chemistry, and a JD in Law, all from universities in the United States.

Dr. Rutenberg is actively involved in guiding intellectual property and information technology policy and academic work in Kenya through his research activities, blogging, direct interaction with governments, and civil society interactions.