Category: Innovation Review

Alice Corp v. CLS Bank International

In 2012, the Federal Circuit granted an en banc rehearing of CLS Bank International v. Alice Corporation Ltd. to determine what constitutes patent eligible subject matter under §101. 9 of the 10 justices on the Federal Circuit agreed that Alice Corp’s claims to a computerized method, a computer-readable medium, and a corresponding… Read More»

New York Attorney General Settlement with “Patent Troll”

On January 14th of this year, New York Attorney General Schneiderman announced a settlement with MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC (MPHJ) after investigations into its conduct and communication with small and medium-sized New York businesses. The Attorney General concluded that MPHJ was using deceptive and coercive tactics in efforts to force New York… Read More»

Michelle K. Lee Named Deputy Director of the USPTO

Michelle K. Lee began her role as Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 13th. Prior to her new appointment, Lee acted as Director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley satellite office where she served as the primary liaison with the innovation community in Sillicon Valley… Read More»

J.D. Student Research Associates Participate in IP Moot Court

Syracuse University College of Law is sponsoring two moot court teams this year that are dealing with intellectual property problems. Gregg Dawson (’14) and Madi Syed (’14) will be competing in the 23rd Annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, held by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and dealing with an… Read More»


New York State is rolling out the third round of Regional Economic Development Council Initiatives. START-UP NY focuses on university industry partnerships and commercialization of new technology. Regulations have been published, an interactive portal to contact ESD is live, and the FUZE Hub portal about resources for manufacturers is operational. The START-UP NY program encourages the creation of… Read More»

NYS STLC Research Associates Participate in Pre-Seed Workshop

Law students from the New York State Science and Technology Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law participated in a Pre-Seed Workshop sponsored by Launch New York and hosted by MedTech and CenterState CEO at the Tech Garden in Syracuse October 18th and 25th.   Laura Prestia, a PhD student at Upstate Medical University, who is taking the Center’s Technology… Read More»

Startup Genome and the Upstate Ecosystem Map

In an effort to dig deep and truly identify what variables make startups successful, or what variables make startups not so successful, three entrepreneurs began a project named “Startup Genome.” The premise is that by compiling data on thousands of startups around the world, a sort of best practices can… Read More»

NYS Hot Spots and Business Incubators

The 2013 Regional Economic Development Council Awards have been announced and the Designated Business Incubators and Innovation Hot Spots have been identified. These Business Incubators and Hot Spots will have a large role in The START-UP NY initiative. New York State is rolling out the third round of Regional Economic… Read More»