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The U.S. Supreme Court's Uneasy Relationship with Patent Law
Craig A. Nard, Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Technology & the Arts will speak at The City Club of Cleveland 8:30-9:30 AM.

Successful First Year for New Summer Program
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Cleveland State University partnered to create a unique new summer program, "Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy," which began in 2012. Information and online registration for the 2013 session will be available this fall.


Center for Law, Technology & the Arts Ranked in top 25
Center for Law, Technology & the Arts is ranked 24th in the U.S. News and World Report Specialty Area Rankings.

LTA Symposium
"The Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Modern Patent System"
Friday, February 24, 2012, 9 AM-2:15 PM, Moot Courtroom (A59)

From Product to Service: Digitization of Culture
Mark E. Avsec
Partner and Vice-Chair of the Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property (3iP) Practice Group of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP.

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

Intellectual Property Entrepreneurship Clinic
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.

GLSELA Graduate Matthew Schaefer Hired as Director of Corporate Partnerships
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. You may learn more about Matthew, his new job, and his experiences in GLSELA, here.
Pilot program offers opportunity to practice before UPSTO
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. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.
FUSION Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate
Watch the video about this unique Graduate Certificate Program in Design, Innovation, and Intellectual Property Management

Center for LTA, Shaker LaunchHouse build foundation for IP Clinic
Law student Joel Simon has been working with some of Northeast Ohio's most determined entrepreneurs. His recent work is part of an experiential learning opportunity that served as a precursor to an intellectual property law clinic that began in January 2012.

Art Repatriation
March 1, 2013: The Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet presents a daylong symposium.

Center for LTA Information Forum
September 4, 2012: For law students interested in IP Law.

Students at Case Western Reserve University School of Law have the opportunity to address some of today’s most intriguing issues