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Technology Commercialization Law Program

Founded in 1990, the Technology Commercialization Law Program (TCLP) specializes in education and research on intellectual property and technology commercialization. The TCLP combines a strong core curriculum of patent, intellectual property, and business law courses with a unique clinical program that prepares students for careers in patent prosecution, intellectual property licensing, and new technology development. More than 250 law, business, and engineering students have graduated from the TCLP and are now working with law firms, companies, universities, and government agencies throughout the United States and abroad.

The TCLP clinical program is conducted through the Technology Commercialization Research Center (TCRC), which is jointly sponsored by the Syracuse University College of Law, the S.U. Office of Sponsored Programs, and the S.U. Center for Computer Applications and Software Engineering. Student teams in the TCRC provide technical, marketing, and legal research and analysis to companies and organizations seeking to bring new technologies to market.

Since its inception, the TCRC has undertaken more than 100 research projects on a wide range of technologies on behalf of universities, research laboratories, technology development organizations, and companies. Past clients include Syracuse University, Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Columbia University, SUNY Stony Brook University, Infotonics Center of Excellence, Central New York MedTech, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Naval Research Laboratory, Rome Air Force Research Laboratory, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Central New York Technology Development Organization, New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Royal Philips Electronics, and Welch Allyn, Inc.