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Duquesne Law Professor Elected Vice President of PIPLA

Dr. Jacob Rooksby, assistant professor of law at Duquesne University, was recently elected vice president of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, an organization that promotes the development and understanding of intellectual property law.

Rooksby teaches courses in torts, corporate governance, social media and the law, and intellectual property subjects, law and higher education. His primary scholarship focuses on the impact of intellectual property law and policy on higher education. Rooksby's work has been published in the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, National Geographic, The Journal of the American Medical Association and The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property, among others.

In 2014, the Duquesne University School of Law awarded Rooksby the Dr. John and Liz Murray Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship in recognition of his noted scholarship in the field of intellectual property.

Rooksby resides in O'Hara Township with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Foster.

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