Since its early days in the late 1800s Stevens Institute of Technology (“Stevens”) has been in the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its founder, Edward Augustus Stevens was born into a family of inventors and entrepreneurs that turned their inventions into successful businesses and put the first steam-driven locomotive on tracks in this country in 1826. By the mid 1990s, Stevens Institute of Technology adopted as a goal the transformation of the traditional university technology transfer process. By creating an environment that recognizes and rewards innovation while promoting intellectual property, the Institute could exploit key faculty and student talent to foster technological innovation. An educational environment where students, faculty, and industry jointly nurtured new technologies from concept to marketplace realization was the key to such transformation. This was the beginning of a long-term initiative bringing about a cultural shift within the academic community to (i) introduce the concept of entrepreneurship in undergraduate and graduate education, and (ii) transform the traditional technology transfer process into a technology-driven innovation exploitation process. The Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIE) addresses the need to radically change the process of technology commercialization in a university environment. The OAE aims to foster and exploit technology driven innovations that are either adopted by the industry or serve as basis for creating new ventures.
About Greenberg Traurig – New Jersey
Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office is well positioned to offer legal services to a wide array of domestic, international and cross-border clients. Founded in 2002, by a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and co‐led by a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown to more than 70 attorneys. Greenberg Traurig’s attorneys provide legal services in a host of areas, including information technology, life sciences, intellectual property, corporate law and securities, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, construction, immigration, franchise, labor and employment, trusts and estates and tax.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice has more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe who provide a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling – approximately 100 of whom are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Greenberg Traurig’s NJ Intellectual Property & Technology Practice includes 23 intellectual property and technology professionals, 21 of which are admitted to practice before USPTO, and was recognized by Chambers USA Guide as a leading IP legal services provider in New Jersey in 2015.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships.
Greenberg Traurig provides integrated legal services for clients worldwide. Our multidisciplinary team includes senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal environments of major commercial centers. We build teams around client needs, ensuring lean staffing, front-end planning and flexible billing, where appropriate. Our experience in more than 100 practice areas and our network of contacts both in the United States and abroad position us to help clients achieve their objectives both domestically and in the global marketplace.
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Note: The NJIHoF was under the aegis of the New Jersey Institute of Technology from 1989 to 2002, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey from 2003 to 2007, Stevens Institute of Technology from 2008 to the present, and in 2010 added the Greenberg Traurig, LLP patent law firm as a co-sponsor.