SIPLI and NYSSTLC offer webcasts in which legal and business experts and law faculty share their knowledge and views on prescient developments in technology commercialization.

SIPLI YouTube Channel Full collection of video at Syracuse College Of Law IP Tech Law Center channel here.

Recent Webcasts

Custom Fit, Fashion Standards, and Technology Commercialization | February 2018

With Valdavia & Stacey Ellis

These entrepreneurs talk about their enterprise to provide custom-fit clothing for diverse body types. The webinar discusses standards in the fashion industry, the role of patents and copyrights to protect design, a trademark dispute involving the name Ellis, and the problems of commercializing new standards.


Patent Double Header: Supreme Court Takes on the USPTO | December 2017

Presented by Professor Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law

Professor Shubha Ghosh discusses a “Patent Double Header” at the US Supreme Court oral agrument session on Nov. 27, 2017: Oil States vs. Greene and SAS vs. Matal.  Oral arguments were provocative for these two closely watched cases.


Will Patenting Make as Much Sense in the New Regime of Weakened Patent Rights and Shorter Product Life Cycles? | October 2017

Presented by David Hricik, Mercer Law School

This webcast shows that a central benefit of applying for a patent is that it permits its owner to exclude others from making the patented invention.


Sharing: Crime Against Capitalism | October 2017

Matthew David, Durham University

Today’s economic system, premised on the sale of physical goods, does not fit the information age we live in.  The capitalist order requires the maintenance of an artificial scarcity in goods that have the potential for near infinite and almost free replication.  The sharing of informational goods through distributed global networks – digital libraries, file-sharing, live-streaming, free software, free-access publishing, the free-sharing of scientific knowledge, and open-source pharmaceuticals – not only challenges the dominance of a scarcity-based economic system, but also enables a more efficient, innovative, just and free culture.


CRISPR Patents | October 2017

Jacob S. Sherkow, Associate Professor of Law, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, NYU Law School.

The CRISPR patents herald the beginning of skepticism over interinstitutional collaboration, especially for lucrative “translational” technologies.  And they have encouraged universities – otherwise committed to licensing their patents widely – to invest in for-profit surrogate companies to narrowly manage their license agreements for them.


Recent & Upcoming Supreme Court IP-Related Cases | September 2017

Professor Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law