Innovation Law Center office hours at the LaunchPad on November 17

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Need help understanding how to protect ideas or creative works? Confused about patents, trademarks and copyrights?  Join us for this week’s Innovation Law Center Office Hours on Wednesday, November 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at this Zoom link.

The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center + New York State Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC) is partnering with the LaunchPad to host office hours for innovators and inventors interested in commercializing their ideas. Hear insights from law student Jake Goldsmith and ask questions on anything related to the technical, legal, and business aspects involved in bringing new technologies to market.

If you can’t make it this week, there will be more office hours in the spring semester from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the LaunchPad on these days, hosted by these law students:

Thurs. Jan 20: Hilda Frimpong
Wed. Feb 2: Al Michalenko
Thurs. Feb 17: Hilda Frimpong
Wed. March 2: Alyssa Christian
Thurs. March 24: Alyssa Christian
Wed. Apr 6: Chris Henley

While the SU Innovation Law Center does not file for or prosecute patents, and does not provide legal advice or opinions, the LaunchPad can refer inventors and entrepreneurs to IP law firms to implement patent, trademark, copyright filings, licensing agreements and other legal work.

Ask us your questions — don’t let confusion or uncertainty about the legal aspects of startups stop you from pursuing your idea!

If you’d like to schedule a particular time during this session, please e-mail us at