Innovation Law office hours continue this spring at the LaunchPad

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The Syracuse University Innovation Law Center is partnering with the LaunchPad to hold office hours for innovators and inventors this spring. Law students will lend their technical expertise to startups working to commercialize their ideas, at bi-weekly office hours in the LaunchPad, located on the first floor of Bird Library.

Faculty, students and alumni can receive assistance with patent search strategies through library and public databases, as well as newly acquired tools such as  Additionally, they can explore how to protect ideas or creative works by understanding the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights.  These step are often important in seeking funding and other partnerships.

From market landscapes to intellectual property protection, to licensing options and potential funding sources, the SU Innovation Law Center helps companies turn their technology into a commercial reality.  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.

The SU Innovation Law Center, grew out of the former SU Technology Commercialization Law Program, which was the first in the nation to combine scholarly legal analysis and a guided, hands-on law curriculum with the active development of new technologies, intellectual property (IP), and start-up companies.

Office hours will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the LaunchPad on these days:

Spring semester 2020

  • Thursday , January 16
  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Thursday, February 13
  • Wednesday, February 26
  • Thursday, March 12
  • Wednesday, March 25
  • Thursday, April 9
  • Wednesday, April 22

To schedule an appointment with the SU Innovation Law Center e-mail, or come office hours at the LaunchPad.  Reservations are highly suggested to plan for individual time.