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Founded in 1990, the Technology Commercialization Law Program (“TCLP”) offers a course concentration within the Syracuse University College of Law curriculum that provides an interdisciplinary and applied approach to the study of commercial development of new technologies. More than 250 law, business, and engineering graduates of the  TCLP work with law firms, industry, tech transfer offices and government agencies throughout the United States and abroad. The program was created by Professor Ted Hagelin, B.S. Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, J.D., Temple University, LL.M., Harvard University.

Professor Jack Rudnick, J.D., Syracuse University College of Law and  former VP, Secretary and General Counsel at Welch Allyn, Inc., is the Director of the Program and also serves as the Director of the New York State Science & Technology Law Center.  Professor Rudnick, along with TCLP faculty, oversees the core curriculum as well as completion of detailed research reports each semester.  The research reports partner second and third year law students with entrepreneurs developing a technology for commercialization, and study the patent landscape, legal, market and regulatory issues relevant to the technology.  Many of the students participating in the program have science and engineering backgrounds which contribute to their understanding of the commercialization process and issues.

Lawyers who have completed the Technology Commercialization Law Program are uniquely qualified to step into the world of Intellectual Property commercialization in the context of a law firm, corporation, university tech transfer office or government setting. 

For additional information contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by telephone at 315-443-1962 or by e-mail to admissions@law.syr.edu.