Akeem Famuyiwa on Innovation in the World of Law

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February, 2018

Warwick Congress’ penultimate speaker on Sunday was Akeem Famuyiwa, the founder of specialist intellectual property protection firm, Fractional IP. In his keynote speech he gave us a unique insight into the influence and impact of social media from a legal perspective. 

“Innovation and information is the currency of the knowledge economy. Every single one of us in this room has the capacity to innovate and enhance the market place”

– Akeem Famuyiwa

To Mr. Famuyiwa, innovation is to use obscure language, and in order to find meaning and power in the term ‘innovation’, we must combine knowledge and action. He added, “innovation and information is the currency of the knowledge economy. Every single one of us in this room has the capacity to innovate and enhance the market place”.

Mr. Famuyiwa gave delegates at Warwick Congress 2018 invaluable advice on entering the legal profession, by touching on his own experiences. He urged students to enter a career path that genuinely interests them, as he “was super passionate about what the next thing for me was going to be rather than going straight into a 9-5 environment”.

Social media is wrongfully understood as something to fear, especially as aspiring entrepreneurs see it as exposing their innovative ideas. Despite this, Mr. Famuyiwa urged us to use social media to unveil new ideas and discoveries without intimidation. Especially in terms of international property law, time is of the essence, so social media is an important tool to reach far and wide as quickly as possible.

Mr. Famuyiwa ended his keynote speech by informing us on the multifaceted nature of International Property law. “IP ties into everything”, and so students should identify their own creative, analytical or technical nature as there are areas of international property dedicated to all.

 

Written by Mia Daoudi.

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