The Blackstone LaunchPad is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the NYS Science & Technology Law Center (NYS STLC), an Empire State Development/NYSTAR-sponsored resource available to New York State entities working on commercializing new technologies. The NYS STLC operates through the Technology Commercialization Law Program  at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Do you have questions about patents and how to tell if a technology is likely to meet new, non-obvious, and patentable subject matter patent requirements?  College of Law students from the NYS STLC program will hold office hours at the Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library to discuss patent searching strategies and assist with conducting a patent search. Patent searches are also helpful for determining competitors in a technical area. Assistance will be at no charge to SU students on a first come, first served basis or by appointment by e-mailing LaunchPad@syr.edu.

LaunchPad tech commercialization office hours will be:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Tuesday, March 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 4, 10 a.m.– noon
  • Tuesday, April 10, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Office hours will rotate with Jennifer Hicks, Lindsey Round, Xiang Tony Qi, and Tom Carlon.  Please note that this service is not a substitute for IP patent counsel.

From market landscapes to intellectual property protection to licensing options and potential funding sources, NYS STLC has helped scores of companies and institutions make their technology vision become a commercial reality. If you are a company or institution focused on bringing new technology to market, the NYS STLC is here to assist and guide you.  The NYS STLC does not file for or prosecute patents.  The program does not provide legal advice or opinions and does not otherwise compete with IP law firms.