Many businesses and entrepreneurs encounter similar issues in their commercialization journeys. The NYS STLC has produced guidebooks that provide additional information on some of these issues.
This guidebook was compiled by the New York State Science & Technology Law Center to assist individuals working together to grow a business based on new technology. Founders, especially in the technology industry, are famously focused on the research and development of their product. However, several business issues can cause real trouble in the future if not addressed early on.
This book has checklists to devise a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) providing guidance on critical, difficult, and divisive issues that must be discussed at the beginning of a business venture. A startup checklist covers the typical necessary actions of new companies, and a Founders Agreement template and guide are included.
This guidebook was compiled by the New York State Science & Technology Law Center to assist individuals working to commercialize a new medical device, drug, or substance for use in food. While inventors and researchers traditionally have a strong command of the science and engineering required to develop a new product, a lack of familiarity with the Food and Drug Administration’s approval and oversight procedures often leaves companies under-equipped to pursue the financially onerous time commitment necessary to bring a product to market.
Internet and wireless communication systems have revolutionized business opportunities. Due to its convenience and versatility, Internet commerce generates billions of dollars each quarter. The Internet provides an easy way to present product information and facilitate communication with clients. However, with these advances come new legal, regulatory, and marketing challenges.
This Guidebook was compiled by the New York State Science & Technology Law Center with the aim of providing entrepreneurs information about establishing an Internet-based business or online presence.
This guidebook was compiled by the New York State Science & Technology Law Center to assist individuals considering the export of their technology. Exports are heavily regulated and any consideration of expanding a market through exporting requires that a company structure a system to insure compliance. This sometimes is best accomplished by retaining a consultant.
This guidebook provides an overview of the system of export controls to acquaint the user with the regulatory scheme necessary to successfully export items to other countries. Topics include an overview of the general prohibitions on exports, an explanation of the inquiry to determine whether a license is required in order to export an item, and if so, how to obtain one, and other important factors to be aware of when considering the export of items.
This guidebook was compiled by the New York State Science & Technology Law Center to help answer questions about licensing technology. The invention and protection of new technology are the first steps, but licensing is the way to grant permission to others to use the technology in exchange for a share of the profits. For example, an entrepreneur may seek to license a university-owned technology as the basis of a new business or to enhance the products it currently produces, or an inventor may seek to license their own invention to someone else to produce and distribute, and take a share of the profits in return.
This guidebook provides an overview of how licensing works to acquaint the user with the process and decision points they are likely to encounter. Sample licensing agreements are also included.