Category: Innovation Review

Federal Trade Commission Spring Seminars on Emerging Consumer Privacy Issues

This spring, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a series of seminars examining the privacy implications of three new areas of technology that offer potential benefits as well as possible privacy concerns for consumers. Tools geared toward these three areas, mobile device tracking, alternative scoring products and consumer-generated and controlled health… Read More»

Careers in the Area of Technology Commercialization

Technology commercialization is a unique interdisciplinary field with many potential career opportunities. A major misconception is that attorneys trained in this field can only pursue careers in intellectual property law, specifically patent law at law firms or as in-house counsel to private companies. Although many attorneys do choose this traditional… Read More»

Binghamton University Innovation Day: Big Data

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging at Binghamton University will be hosting the annual Innovation Day event on April 24, 2014. This year’s topic is “Big Data”.As new sources of data become more available, more… Read More»

Buffalo Niagara Advance Manufacturing Institute is Announced

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art facility in Western New York aimed at supporting manufacturing sector growth and economic development opportunities in the region. Another component of the Buffalo Billion initiative, the Advanced Manufacturing Institute will provide applied engineering services and support to help local industry develop more… Read More»


January marks the return of the law students, and for the 3L’s this semester represents the final push before the bar exam and the real world. Emphasizing real experience from lab to market has been the goal of the Technology Commercialization Law Program for many years, and partners beautifully with… Read More»

Launch NY

Launch NY is a Venture Development Organization. A business-driven, nonprofit that promotes regional growth by providing a flexible portfolio of services, including: assisting in the creation of high-growth companies; providing expert business assistance to those companies; facilitating or making direct financial investments; and, speeding the commercialization of technology.Launch NY, established in… Read More»

Flexible Low Yield Paper for Financing Social Enterprises

This review is drawn from a 2013 article entitled “Hunting Stag with FLY Paper: A Hybrid Financial Instrument for Social Enterprise” by Professors Dana Brakman Reiser and Steven A. Dean of Brooklyn Law School, published in the Boston College Law Review volume 54 issue 4, pages 1495-1544.When a socially-minded entrepreneur… Read More»

Options for Protecting Software IP

As with other types of inventions, protecting software intellectual property is an important business consideration. Traditionally, intellectual property protection for software has been acquired through copyright protection, patent protection, or a combination of the two. Each strategy has its own benefits and drawbacks.Patent protection is the intellectual property protection coveted… Read More»