Dr. Poku Adusei is the Director, Legal, of the National Communications Authority. He served as the Deputy Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority between September 2017 and March 2019. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Adusei was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, School of Law, where he taught Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Company Law and Land Law.
He was called to the Ghana Bar in 2003 after obtaining a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree and a Qualified Certificate in Law. Dr. Adusei was awarded the H.N. McDermid Scholarship for proven ability in the area of specialization by the University of Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Adusei has written extensively on the subject of intellectual property law, technology transfer, and innovation in reputable local and international peer-review journals, including, the Journal of African Law, African Journal of International and Comparative Law, Global Journal of Comparative Law, Journal of World Intellectual Property, African Journal of Information and Communication, University of Botswana Law Journal, KNUST Law Journal, Lancaster University Ghana Law Journal, and University of Ghana Law Journal.
He served as the Managing Partner of Poku Adusei & Associates, a law firm that specializes in corporate law practice, the provision of consultancy services, and commercial litigation. With over seventeen (17) years of corporate legal practice, Dr. Adusei has successfully represented many corporate clients in intellectual property law and practice, land litigation, technology and innovation law consultancies, and the pursuit of alternative dispute resolution procedures.
- EMBA (Finance)- University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra, Ghana
- PhD (Patent Law, Innovation and Development)- McGill University, Canada
- LL.M (Copyright Law and Innovation)– University of Alberta, Canada
- QCL/BL - Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana
- LL.B - University of Ghana School of Law, Legon, Accra, Ghana
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Technology transfer
- Public health
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
- Ghana Bar Association
P Adusei (2013), Patenting of Pharmaceuticals and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Laws, Institutions, Practices, and Politics, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
P Adusei (2009), Protecting Moral Rights under Copyright Law: the Stride Forward. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.