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Our intellectual property program is unlike any other. Our students represent real entrepreneurs in their quest to launch new businesses and products and study the latest trends in the growing intellectual property legal field.

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Pilot program offers opportunity to practice before UPSTO

Jan 24, 2014
The Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program. The Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program provides law students the opportunity to represent clients before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Under this program, students hone their patent application drafting skills and obtain a deeper understanding of the rules and regulations relating to the patent prosecution process. The School of Law also participates in the Patent Pilot Petition to Make Special Program, which allows the law school to designate a set number of patent applications per academic semester to be prioritized. This is not only helpful to the clients, but also to the students who will benefit from more immediate feedback.

GLSELA Graduate Matthew Schaefer Hired as Director of Corporate Partnerships

Jan 24, 2014
Matthew Schaefer, a 2012 graduate of the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy GLESA, was recently hired by the Superlative Group as director of corporate partnerships. Schaefer will work with municipalities, universities, stadiums and arenas on their naming rights, sponsorships and exclusive pouring rights among other areas. Current and past clients include the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Olympic venues and major cities such as Miami, Phoenix, and Cleveland.

The Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy is accepting applications for 2014

Jan 17, 2014
The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Because enrollment is limited, we recommend applicants apply early. Admission to the three-week coursework session of the Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy is open on a first-come, first-selected basis to any law student in good academic standing as determined by their home school and who at the time of the Academy program will have completed the first year of full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study. Notification of acceptance will begin after March 1, 2014. Apply here.

FUSION Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate

Jan 3, 2014
Watch the video about this unique Graduate Certificate Program in Design, Innovation, and Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual Property Entrepreneurship Clinic

Jan 2, 2014
The Center for LTA offers the IP Entrepreneurship Clinic, in which students represent start-up companies as they develop their plans to commercialize their technology. The clinic will be based out of the Shaker LaunchHouse or other local incubator sites. In particular, students will focus on IP issues that start-ups face, such as assistance in securing patent rights, which may include drafting patent applications; patent and know-how licensing and related transactional work; securing trademark rights; and general counseling related to building a strategic position in a given competitive space.
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