Spotlights on Innovation at Virginia Tech:

Entrepreneur-In-Residence Doug Dooley with undergraduates in the Innovate Living-Learning Community, part of Pamplin's Apex Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovate LLC

Student Spotlights On . . .

Science, Technology, & Law in Practice

"A decade ago, US law said human genes were patentable — which meant patent holders had the right to stop anyone from sequencing, testing or even looking at a patented gene. Troubled by the way this law both harmed patients and created a barrier to biomedical innovation, Tania Simoncelli and her colleagues at the ACLU challenged it."

This American Life episode 443: When Patents Attack


"We take you inside this war, and tell the fascinating story of how an idea enshrined in the US constitution to promote progress and innovation, is now being used to do the opposite."

Events & Seminars

IP Symposium

Apply for the Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship Conference

Deadline to apply: February 12, 2017

Conference date: February 20, 2017

The Inn at Virginia Tech 


November 2, 2016, 1:20p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Patent Law Guest Lecturer

Kim Muller, Senior Council for Shell Oil Houston, TX

Seitz Hall, room 300


November 9, 2016 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Patent Law Guest Lecturer

Flynt Strean, Partner, Alston & Bird
Patent Reform

Seitz Hall, room 300

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