Aman K. Gebru’s research focuses on issues at the intersection of intellectual property law, innovation policy, and knowledge governance from both domestic and global perspectives. His recent projects examine how intellectual property laws deal with collectively developed innovation and creativity, such as hackathons or indigenous (traditional) knowledge. He has published several papers on these topics, including articles that appear in the Denver Law Review, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, Haramaya Law Review, and the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law.
Before joining the University of Houston Law Center, Professor Gebru served as an assistant professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law, a visiting assistant professor at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and a Global Post-Doctoral Fellow at New York University School of Law. He has also taught internationally at Harmaya University College of Law (Ethiopia) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada). Professor Gebru received his Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from Haramaya University. He teaches contracts and intellectual property law courses at the Law Center.
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