Prof Ben Sihanya, JSD & JSM (Stanford), LLM (Warwick)
Prof Ben Sihanya is an IP and Constitutional Professor, law scholar, public interest advocate and mentor. He is also a proficient legal researcher, consultant, public intellectual, and poet. Prof Sihanya has over 28 years’ experience in legal research, advocacy and litigation on matters Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation, Constitutional Law, as well as Elections and Political Law. He has also researched, taught, trained and spoken on Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation, Constitutional Law, and Development at the University of Nairobi Law School. He has also served as the Law Dean at the University of Nairobi.
Prof Ben Sihanya has also authored IP and Innovation Law in Kenya and Africa: Transferring Technology for Sustainable Development (2016), Intellectual Property and Innovation Law in Kenya and Africa: Cases and Materials (due 2021), and Constitutional Democracy, Regulatory and Administrative Law in Kenya and Africa Vol. 1 & 2 (due 2021) among other book chapters, articles, and journal articles.
His research focus includes IP and innovation mainly on Kenyan and African Copyright, Trade Mark, Trade Secret, Technology Transfer and Licensing. Prof Sihanya has consulted for National and County Governments, Ministries, Departments, Corporate entities as well international organizations and NGOs. He has litigated in some of the landmark cases in constitutional law, elections and political law.