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Jessica Chesher

Managing Editor

Innovation eReview
Inaugural Message from the NYS-STLC

Greetings and welcome to the inaugural issue of the New York State Science and Technology Law Center’s monthly electronic newsletter, NYS Innovation e-Review. As you may know, the Syracuse University College of Law is the proud recipient of a three-year grant from NYSTAR to serve as the Science and Technology Law Center (STLC) for the next three years. The role of the NYS-STLC is to provide legal education, information, research and support services for the NYSTAR-supported research centers across the state. One of the responsibilities of the NYS-STLC is to produce a monthly electronic newsletter, and this is the first edition of what we hope is an enjoyable and useful source of information.

To ensure that you, our readers, understand the mission that NYSTAR had laid out we thought we would provide you with the actual language in the NYSTAR RFP, reproduced below.

Producing and distributing a monthly electronic newsletter on relevant legal and economic development issues to update the Research Centers and interested representatives from technology transfer or sponsored research/grants offices in academic research institutions in New York State. Information to be reported in the newsletter includes, but is not limited to, new State and Federal tax incentives applicable to high-technology companies (in consultation with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and appropriate Federal agencies); sources of assistance to new and/or expanding high-technology businesses (in consultation with the New York State Empire Development Corporation, the Federal Small Business Administration, etc.) relevant court decisions concerning technology based legal issues such as intellectual property protection; any new State or Federal laws that may impact technology transfer or academic research; ethical issues confronting university-based high-technology research areas such as information technology, telecommunications, life sciences, agricultural sciences, nanotechnology, semi-conductors, micro electronics, photonics, imaging science and energy systems.

We will strive to provide content on a wide variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, business and technology, and we will do so in a way that is straightforward and easy to read, with links to resources so you can access additional information on any given topic.



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