Spotlights on Innovation at VT:

Apex Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Presidents Sands ring NYSE opening bell.


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

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


October 19, 1:20p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Patent Law Guest Lecturer

Kim Muller, Senior Council for Shell Oil Houston, TX

Saunders, room 408


October 26, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Patent Law Guest Lecturer

Stephano Karmis,
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Saunders, room 408

IP Symposium


October 28, 2016

Intellectual Property Symposium 

Co-sponsored by Virginia Tech and William & Mary Student Intellectual Property Societies

Where: Williamsburg, VA
Transportation is available!