Duquesne University School of Law

Prof. Rooksby elected president, Duquesne law student honored by region's intellectual property law society

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association this week named Professor Jacob H. Rooksby as president and presented Duquesne University law student Christian Angotti with the 2016 PIPLA Student Leadership Award. 

The association is 100 years old and the Duquesne Law professor is its 100th president. Rooksby teaches Duquesne Law courses in intellectual property subjects, law and higher education, corporate governance, torts, and social media and the law, and he is Of Counsel to the IP group at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. 

Angotti, who is completing an IP concentration and set to graduate in June, is an active student member of the regional group. This year he researched PIPLA historic presentations with two other Duquesne Law students and jointly presented findings to group, among other projects. Angotti is also a leader in the Duquesne Intellectual Property Law Association, this year serving as the student group's secretary, and the Corporate Law Society, currently as vice president.

PILPA is one of the nation’s oldest organizations dedicated to fostering an understanding of IP issues. IP attorneys at law firms, companies, and organizations are members. Leading jurists, practitioners, and legal scholars provide members with continuing legal education and networking opportunities in the IP field.

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Faculty Referenced In Article

Jacob H. Rooksby, J.D., M.Ed., Ph.D.Associate Dean of Administration and Associate Professor of Law