University of New Hampshire

School of Law

International Technology Transfer Institute Class

The International Technology Transfer Institute Clinic (ITTI Clinic) provides: (1) real-world patent landscape analyses, and (2) projects on advancing innovation, intellectual property management and technology transfer within the context of international development. For ITTI patent landscape projects, students conduct organized patent database mining on complex biotechnological applications. Students work individually, or in teams and are expected to be proactive, diligent and creative. Students are required to participate in class, report on project implementation and contribute to ongoing strategies to move the project to completion. Grading is based on many factors: analytical skills, participation, teamwork, communication skills (oral and written), online searching skills, organization and professionalism. ITTI projects focusing on advancing innovation, intellectual property management and technology transfer in developing countries seek to build human and institutional capacity, either through actual program development, or by policy, case-study, and/or intellectual property analysis. Student projects are expected to yield scholarly reports suitable for publication. Grading is based on overall performance during the semester, including, but not limited to, research, analysis and a written final report. Clinic size is limited to 8 students each semester, and 4 students in the summer. Student selection is based on statements of interest, resumes and an initial interview, to assess background, research capability and writing skills. The ITTI Clinic is a 4 credit course, with 2 class credits and 2 clinical credits (comprising research, analysis and writing, under the supervision of Professors Jon Cavicchi and Dr. Stan Kowalski). The class meets once per week, with mandatory attendance.

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