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Dr. Samuel Andrews

Assistant Professor, College of Law, Department of Law PMU

Dr. Samuel Samiai Andrews is an American national joining the faculty of the College of Law, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University as an Assistant Professor. He speaks English, Yoruba, and Ibibio fluently. He is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree from Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts, USA (2018). He holds an LL.M degree in Intellectual Property Law & Policy from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2008). He also holds another LL.M degree in International Law & Jurisprudence (2000) and an LL. B (Honors) degree (1989), all from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. He holds a Barrister-at-law (BL) (1990) diploma from the Nigerian law School, Lagos, and a practicing license from the Supreme Court of Nigeria to practice law in the entire federation of Nigeria.  He is a USA Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholar. 

He has extensive teaching and professional practice experience as an international lawyer and an academic. Before venturing formally into academia, he founded his law firm in 1995, Samuel Andrews & Co, which later merged with another firm to form a partnership, ZFC Law Firm and rose to be its managing partner and chief executive, a successful mid-size law firm. He principally practiced law as a corporate-commercial attorney in the banking-financial services sector, in the area of intellectual property law, corporations-charities organizations law, public interest and constitutional rights, capital market-securities law and employment-labor rights  in the oil and gas industries. He performed several  pro bono legal work as part of his community service. 

His teaching experiences spread across the graduate and undergraduate levels of universities in North America, Europe, and Africa. His teaching areas of specialty include intellectual property law, international Law, legal protection for creative industries particularly the film industries, commercial law, international trade law and, law & culture, criminal justice and cybercriminology. His research interests include International intellectual property rights, Law, culture & technology, Geographical indications, international human rights, international humanitarian law, Law curriculum development, Artificial intelligence, and creative rights. He sits on the editorial board of reputable scholarly journals and publications. 

He has published numerous peer reviewed papers in reputable academic journals and publications around intellectual property law particularly on the relevance of the legal protection of people’s culture and creative rights in the entertainment industries. He has presented papers extensively in international academic conferences in Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. He seeks to collaborate with other faculties and students to make PMU one of the great centers of academic excellence in legal studies globally and to produce subject matter experts for achieving the developmental visions of the region and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 



The Intellectual Property Future and Securing Innovation-Creativity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Present Continuous Socio-Economic Spaces

This paper explores the intersection of intellectual property (IP) regimes particularly, patent, industrial designs, copyright-digital copyright, geographical indications, new Varieties of Plants, and transformative socio-economic in the technological developmental growth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 

The paper sets to analyze and critically examine how current KSA IP regimes (and perhaps recommended reforms) and policies could enhance the achievement of national security objectives of innovation, technological advancement within the KSA national revenue diversification objectives amidst digital era geo-political interventions. IP scholars have shared consensus that societal sustainable development may be achieved with effective policies and regimes. Therefore, the paper will continue existing discussions within the socioeconomic outcomes achievable in the emerging global digital and smart future. 

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