Conference presentations & invited lectures

INVITED LECTURES

  1. ‘Opening the doors of learning and culture’ Creative Commons Institute for Open Leadership, 15 March 2016, Cape Town
  2.  Keynote Panel, ABC Cape Town Conference, 7 January 2016
  3. ‘Copyright and Intellectual Property’ Vice-Chancellors Leadership Dialogue 8 -9 September 2015, Cape Town
  4. ‘Copyright’ University of the Free State, 3 September 2015, Bloemfontein
  5. ‘Understanding your discipline’ NRF South African PhD Project Conference, 30 March 2015, Cape Town
  6. ‘ICTs and Intellectual Property Rights’ Council on Higher Education (CHEC) ICT Colloquium 15 October 2014, Johannesburg
  7. ‘Effects of the IP Regime on Generating Value from Publicly-Funded Research: A Study of Two South African Universities’ A2K Virtual Speaker Series, Yale Law School, Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

  1. ‘Methodological innovation in IP research and teaching in an African setting: what lessons from experience within and beyond Africa?’ WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Intellectual Property Teachers and Researchers in Africa, 11 April 2018, Pretoria
  2. ‘Copyright and E‑Commerce: recent issues and developments in Africa’ WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Intellectual Property Teachers and Researchers in Africa, 10 April 2018, Pretoria
  3. Panel: Technology and Innovation in Legal Education, 2018 African Law School Leadership Forum Conference on Legal Education: From Imitation to Innovation: Comparative Perspectives on Legal Education, 6 March 2018, Cape Town
  4. ‘Access to copyright works by persons with disabilities’ WIPO SCCR 35th Session, 13 November 2017, Geneva
  5.  Ministerial Roundtable, 2017 Indigenous Knowledge Systems Expo, 26 September 2017, Nelspruit
  6. ‘The Creative Industry and South African Intellectual Property Law’ Law and Development Conference, 7 September 2017, Cape Town
  7. Panel: Law and Society in Africa Seminar Series:A Nigerian Druglord, a Congolese Blesser and a Malawian Houseboy walk into a bar….. 6 September 2017, Cape Town
  8. ‘Intellectual Property and Innovation’ Expert Group Meeting for the Joint ECA/AUC/AfDB Publication on Assessing Regional Integration in Africa 2016 (ARIA VIII) on the Theme “Bringing the CFTA About”, 11 May 2017, Addis Ababa
  9. ‘Access to copyright works by persons with disabilities’ WIPO SCCR 34th Session, 4 May 2017 Geneva
  10. ‘Sui generis legislation for the protection of indigenous knowledge in South Africa: An opportunity lost (and found)?’ Law and Society in Africa Conference, 10 December 2016, Cape Town
  11. ‘Copyright, creative commons and other legislation influencing sharing of information’ (with T Schonwetter), Open Access Symposium, 8 December 2016, Cape Town
  12. ‘Fundamentals of Copyright in the Digital Era’ and ‘Copyright and Innovation in Africa’ Africa Internet Academy, 1 December 2016, Cape Town
  13. ‘The role of law teaching’ African Commercial Law Foundation Inaugural Conference 15th July 2016: Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
  14. ‘An African vision for open research publication: Policy for open access in Southern African Scholarly Publishing – journals and beyond’ Leadership Dialogue on Open Access and African Research Publishing in the 21st Century, 3 May 2016 – Cape Town
  15. ‘The interplay between national discourse and African perspectives in global health diplomacy: South Africa’s PharmaGate’ ABC Conference, 7 January 2016, Cape Town
  16. Copyright Reform Roundtable, 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest 16 December 2015, New Delhi
  17. ‘Three Centuries and Counting: Emergence and Development of IP in Africa’ OUP Handbook on IP workshop,Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, 7 December 2015, Tel Aviv
  18. ‘With an IP right comes responsibility: A Spiderman approach to the responsibility of IP right-holders’, Social Responsibility of Intellectual Property Rights Holders Conference, University of Pretoria Centre for Intellectual Property Law,1 and 2 October 2015, Pretoria
  19. ‘Copyright and equity’, Public Interest in Copyright, workshop, Centre of International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI),University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 30 June 2014
  20. ‘Would new ways of considering the Intellectual Property and Technology nexus yield better IP laws?’ 33rd Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France, 8 July 2014
  21. ‘Publicly funded research output’ Open A. I .R. Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa & 3rd Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest 9 December 2013
  22. ‘Fair is as Fair does: A Discussion of Normative Contractual Regulation of Copyright Licensing Contracts in South Africa’ 32nd Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Oxford University, 23 June 2013
  23. ‘Effects of the IP Regime on Generating Value from Publicly Funded Research: A Study of two South African Universities’ Knowledge for Development: Freedoms, Networks and Innovation – Third Annual Workshop of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) American University in Cairo, 17 June 2013
  24. ‘Internet censorship in Southern Africa: The experiences of South Africa and Zimbabwe’ Knowledge for Development: Freedoms, Networks and Innovation – Third Annual Workshop of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), American University in Cairo, 16 June 2013
  25. ‘Effects of the IP Regime on Generating Value from Publicly Funded Research: An Exploratory Study of two South African Universities’ (with Abrahams L), Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, University of Stellenbosch, 7 – 8 November 2012
  26. ‘IP & the public domain in the discussions of the CDIP’ International Roundtable on WIPO Development Agenda for Academics, National University of Singapore, 23 – 24 November 2012
  27. ‘Copyright Limitations and Exceptions’ (panel discussant) Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, Washington DC, 25 -27 August 2011
  28. ‘Copyright Enforcement: The Graduated Response takes Centre Stage’ UNISA’s 8th International Workshop on Commercial Law, Johannesburg 3 August 2011
  29.  ‘Copy Responsible’ Copyright, Copy Chaos and everything in between Workshop, Tshwane University of Technology, 20 May 2010
  30. ‘New hope for Africa? Copyright and Access to Knowledge in the Digital Age’ (with Schonwetter T) CPR Africa conference, Cape Town, 21 April 2010
  31.  ‘Enforcing Patent Rights against Goods in Transit: A New Threat to Trans-border Trade in Generic Medicines’ UNISA International workshop on trans-border commercial law, Johannesburg, 20 October 2009
  32.  ‘Protecting Business Methods in South Africa and Zimbabwe’ International Business, Law and Technology Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 5 December 2006
  33.  ‘How SMMEs can use IPRs as a Business Strategy’ Intellectual Property Rights Conference, Johannesburg 25 October 2006
  34.  ‘Connecting with Company Law through Technology: An E-learning Experiment’ presented at the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference, Cape Town, 3 July 2006
  35.  ‘When E-commerce Jeopardizes Informational Privacy: Identity Theft in South Africa’ Privacy and Technology Workshop, AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Edinburgh University, 6 September 2005