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Jessica Chesher

Managing Editor


Innovation eReview
Fall Semester Projects at the NYS STLC Technology Commercialization Law Center

Assisting the entrepreneur move inventions and innovations along the commercialization curve through research is the prime work of the Technology Commercialization Law & Research Center at the Syracuse University College of Law.  Second and third year law students, under the guidance of faculty with years of technology commercialization experience, provide in-depth research into the technology, market, intellectual property, funding and legal & regulatory issues relevant to the commercialization project being considered.

Each academic year four to six research projects are completed by aspiring attorneys under the tutelage of Crandall Melvin Professor of Law Ted Hagelin, Rich Newman and Jack Rudnick. This semester, the Center has five projects; one with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Advanced Fetal Monitoring, PatDek, and two shorter term, targeted projects with Excell Partners and Blue Highway. A review of past projects provides insight into the type of issues researched.

In addition to providing a valuable resource at no cost to the entrepreneur, the projects offer myriad opportunities to utilize, learn and develop commercialization principles. This “win-win” entrepreneurial/educational program has been recognized by the Task Force Report on Building an Innovation Ecosystem in New York as well as NYSTAR/ESD which has renewed its support of the NYS Science & Technology Law Center for another three years. 

The NYS STLC's  Technology Commercialization Law and Research Center projects were recently profiled by WRVO's Innovation Trail .  This radio and blog program reports on the economy and technology in New York State.

Projects are considered in November and December for the spring semester and in April and May for the fall semester.  Know of a project in need of assistance? We’d love to hear from you.

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