Ph.D. candidate (Law)
Clarence Lakpini is a PhD in Law candidate at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy De Beer.
Clarence Lakpini’s research focuses on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its nexus with Intellectual Property from a developing country’s perspective. He has a keen interest in understanding how new technologies are shaping our world, and how best we can respond to these changes to create the best possible future.
Clarence Lakpini obtained his LLB degree at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, where he practiced for a few years. He holds an LLM in Intellectual Property law from the University of Cape Town, for which he wrote a thesis titled: “An Examination of South Africa’s Efforts at Patent System Reform: TRIPS Flexibilities Fully Appropriated for Public Health Needs?” The thesis analyzed the extent to which South Africa is taking advantage of public health related TRIPS Flexibilities in its patent law amendment process.