By Isaac Rutenberg**
Last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi saw hundreds listen to US President Barack Obama outline his vision of Africa as a global hub for entrepreneurship and new business ideas.
More tellingly, very few people stayed for the next session on the importance of intellectual property for entrepreneurship.
Without understanding how intellectual property (IP) works, local businesses can find it difficult to grow. Their industrial inventions, music, film or brands can be unfairly copied and their entrepreneurship choked.