NYS Science & Technology Law Center Program

Funder: Department of Economic Development

Opportunity: DED01-STLC-2017

Due Date: 12/8/2017

Budget: Negotiable


Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) anticipates designating one New York State Science and Technology Law Center (STLC or “Law Center”) under this RFP to be a statewide resource for New York’s technology-related legal issues. The Law Center will increase awareness and understanding of legal issues such as the protection and commercialization of intellectual property; royalties, technology transfer practices; patent, copyright and trademark law; market landscape and licensing agreements. The Law Center will primarily advise Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT’s), Centers of Excellence (CoE’s), NYS Designated Incubators & Innovation Hot Spots, Digital Gaming Hubs, Regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers (MEP Center’s) (collectively herein cited as “NYSTAR Centers” or Centers), New York State startup and early stage technology companies and NYSTAR on technology-related legal issues. The Law Center will also provide any other reasonable services deemed necessary by NYSTAR including, but not limited to; conducting and distributing research on laws, regulations, and legal decisions that impact the flow of technology transfer and academic research; entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with each NYSTAR Center to provide legal research and information; working directly with startup and early stage technology companies outside university settings; and, working with Centers in creating and hosting venture capital fairs.

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