Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts

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.


Spangenberg Center welcomes three fellows

Nov 11, 2014
Christophe Geiger, Sripathi Rao Kulkarni and Hedi Nasheri bring a wide range of experiences and skills to the law school to support the IP law program and its research. Kulkarni is a 2014-15 fellow, and Geiger and Nasheri will join us in 2015-16.

Foundation commits nearly $700,000 to IP law program

Oct 7, 2014
The law school’s intellectual property program is a recipient of a Burton D. Morgan Foundation grant, which will enhance the IP Venture Clinic.

Intellectual property law program receives $3 million

Sep 10, 2014
The Spangenberg Family Foundation, established by alum Erich Spangenberg (‘85) and his family, makes a historic commitment to endow the law school’s Center for Law, Technology & the Arts.

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.
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