Academe magazine features review of Rooksby book

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Nov./Dec. issue of Academe, the American Association of University Professors’ magazine, features a review of Associate Dean Jacob H. Rooksby’s latest book on intellectual property and higher education. 

Leah Chan Grinvald, associate dean of academic affairs at Suffolk University Law School, reviews Rooksby’s 2016 publication, The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage, and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why It Matters.

Grinvald says that as an academic and scholar in the intellectual property field she was “taken aback by the extent of the overclaiming and overenforcing of intellectual property rights described by Rooksby.” She praises the book for its reach and appeal to a wide audience.

The book is written with the nonspecialist in mind, Grinvald reminds the magazine’s readers, the majority of whom are professors and university leaders.

“[Rooksby] has made the book accessible to those who are in the driver’s seat at institutions of higher education— the administrators, trustees, and student affairs professionals.”

The Branding of the American Mind is available through the publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press, and Amazon. 

Read the Academe review, “This Is Not the Campus of Your Youth.”