Supporting Africa’s culture of innovation for a better tomorrow

Posted by Robert Kayihura, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, a global event that brings attention to the importance of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity: The Next Generation”. This got me thinking –when we look at the next generation in Africa,…

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The hidden cost of counterfeit software

Posted by Marius Haman Corporate Attorney, Anti-Piracy, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Middle East & Africa Counterfeit software has been around for almost as long as computers themselves. It’s a serious problem for the global economy, and for software developers both large and small. Last year, we touched on how weak intellectual property (IP) rights protection…

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The human face of Intellectual Property Rights

Posted by Serge NtamackIntellectual Property, Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands “Behind every great innovation, either artistic or technological, is a human story – a tale in which new pathways open as a result of the curiosity, insight or determination of individuals.” – The World Intellectual Property Organization You may have read about…

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