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Beginning in August 2004, the Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (“NYSTAR”) (formerly the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research) established the New York State Science and Technology Law Center (“NYS STLC”) at Syracuse University College of Law.

The mission of the NYS STLC is to assist and provide information to New York's Centers for Advanced Technology, Strategically Targeted Academic Research Centers, Advanced Research Centers, Centers of Excellence, Generating Employment Through New York Science Centers (collectively, “Research Centers”) and startup and early stage technology companies as they develop and market new technologies and seek to compete in the high technology marketplace. To this end, the NYS STLC advises the Research Centers, NYSTAR, academic institutions, and other public and private stakeholders on a wide range of technology-related legal issues, including the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, technology transfer practices, patents, copyright and trademark law, and licensing agreements.

To fulfill its mission, the NYS STLC draws upon the extensive faculty and student resources available through the Syracuse University College of Law and the Technology Commercialization Law Program ("TCLP").