Company Formation and Intellectual Property

There a plenty of legal details to work through when starting a business and it isn't always easy. Discover resources that can assist through the legality of business owning and keep you safe and informed

Intellectual Property Venture Clinic

The CWRU Intellectual Property Venture Clinic (IPVC) provides students with legal assistance for their start-up company as they develop their plans to commercialize their technology. The IPVC is run by students working under the supervision of faculty. The IPVC focuses on a full range of business and intellectual property issues that start-ups face. Learn more about the IPVC.

Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program

The Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program was launched in response to the America Invents Act, which encouraged the USPTO to “work with and support intellectual property law associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses," and in response to an Executive Action, which called for the USPTO to assist innovators by expanding the pro bono program to cover all 50 states. The program strives to match inventors with volunteer attorneys who donate their services to help file patent applications. Learn more.

Certificate Program: Intellectual Property: Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Creators

In partnership with the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property, NAI has developed a free Intellectual Property (IP) course and certificate program.

Participants will develop a working knowledge of the basics of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Faculty, students, and researchers who are interested in IP may benefit from this course. To learn more and sign up visit this website.