KTA symposium to focus on harnessing intellectual property

Monday October 04 2021

Kenneth Muhangi

Harnessing intellectual property in the fourth industrial revolution will be the theme for the coming third edition of the annual KTA symposium. This was revealed by Mr Kenneth Muhangi from KTA Advocates, the organisers of the symposium scheduled to take place from October 21, to 22, in Kampala.

The symposium is a tale of the great talent Uganda encompasses and how it can be protected by legislators and harnessed by the first-rate. Topics such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), data protection as well as other technologies will be discussed.

“This theme goes further to investigate deeper aspects of Intellectual Property protection as well as how technologies of various kinds can be used to capitalize on an industry that has for long been under-utilized and not fully tapped,” Mr Muhangi says. The objectives of this symposium, according to the organisers include sensitizing makers, creators, and entrepreneurs about intellectual property rights, informing the legal regime and policy on relation between intellectual property and the fourth industrial revolution through interaction with both the public and private sector.

Promoting the commercialization of intellectual property sets the pace for the fourth and fifth objective which intends on setting intellectual property as the driver for innovation in the fourth industrial revolution as well as discussing aspects of the revolution such as drone technology, big data, Internet of things and Artificial Intelligence respectively.

“The symposium hopes to bring together those who use their craft and as well as those who protect this craft. People from all walks of life are invited to participate in this great initiative to change and reform policies that will serve the greater majority of the Ugandan population,” he adds.