Jacob H. Rooksby, M.Ed., J.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law
Education:Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2012
J.D., University of Virginia, 2007
M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2007
A.B., The College of William and Mary, 2004
- Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
- Law and Higher Education
Jacob H. Rooksby is an assistant professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law, where he teaches courses in the area of intellectual property (IP) law and focuses his scholarship on the impact of IP law and policy on higher education. A member of the Virginia State Bar, Rooksby formerly practiced law with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Va., where he was a member of the firm's IP litigation / patents department and higher education practice team. Super Lawyers magazine named him a "Rising Star" attorney in Virginia in 2009, 2011, and 2012 in the area of IP law.
Rooksby holds law, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. His Ph.D. dissertation at the university's Curry School of Education used legal, quantitative, and qualitative research methods to examine the history, challenges, and opportunities presented by university patent enforcement. Rooksby earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Hispanic studies and government from the College of William & Mary, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. His ongoing scholarship and professional work concern technology transfer and commercialization, technology and access, and digital student expression.
Jacob H. Rooksby writes for both legal and higher education audiences. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Yale Journal of Law & Technology, Akron Law Review, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property, Journal of Law & Education, The Journal of College & University Law, Quinnipiac Health Law Journal, les Nouvelles, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Trusteeship, Academe, and Teachers College Record, among other outlets. Please visit Professor Rooksby's SSRN page and personal website for more details.
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of University Technology Managers
Virginia State Bar