Innovation Fund underpins new chair

31 January 2007 | Story by Helen Swingler

UCT's new Chair in Intellectual Property (IP) Law, Professor Julian Kinderlerer, was the keynote speaker at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) National Symposium on Intellectual Property Education, Training and Research, held on campus from 30-31 January. The symposium featured prominent names in the IP field in Africa. Kinderlerer's five-year appointment has been underpinned by a R3-million grant from South Africa's Innovation Fund and further funding by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation for the establishment of a parallel research unit in IP law. The symposium was organised jointly by WIPO and UCT's law faculty, the first event to be held under the new unit's auspices. Kinderlerer, a UCT science graduate, was Professor of Biotechnology Law in the Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics at Sheffield University. He is Professor of Biotechnology and Society in the Technical University in Delft.

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