MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An expert in intellectual property and entrepreneurship will deliver the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture at the West Virginia University College of Law on March 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the college’s Event Hall.
Megan Carpenter, dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, will discuss intellectual property in a transitional economy. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Carpenter has used intellectual property law in underserved communities to help early-stage entrepreneurs, musicians and grassroots arts organizations. She writes and publishes in the area of intellectual property and innovation, including the book Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law (Elgar Publishing, 2012).
Before joining UNH Law, Carpenter was founder and co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, where she also served as a professor and faculty director of three intellectual property and entrepreneurship-related clinical programs.
Carpenter earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in foreign languages from WVU, her J.D. from WVU College of Law and her LL.M. from the National University of Galway.
The John W. Fisher II Lecture was established through the generosity of Thomas S. Clark, M.D., and Jean Clark. The Clark Family Lecture Series, funded by a half-million dollar pledge in 1998, provides lectures in 10 fields of study throughout WVU.
A member of the WVU College of Law faculty from 1968 to 2014, Fisher is the William J. Maier, Jr. Dean Emeritus and the Robert M. Steptoe and James D. Steptoe Professor of Property Law Emeritus.