An exciting couple of weeks at the MS in Patent Law

It’s been an exciting few weeks at Notre Dame for the MS in Patent Law. We had our first glimpses of spring over the weekend, with a couple of days in the 70s. Don’t worry, though, that’s all gone now and we’re expecting snow/freezing rain tonight.

As of last Wednesday, all of our students had finished and successfully defended their year-long Capstone projects. Each MS in Patent Law student has now written a full, fileable utility patent application for a Notre Dame-created invention — and they all look great!

On Tuesday evening, the University recognized this year’s winner of the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award. Dr. Matt Leevy is this year’s winner, and won for a project for which Joseph Handen, a MS in Patent Law student, drafted a patent application. Joseph was also a participant in the Law School’s IP and Entrepreneurship clinic, and will be staying on over the summer as an intern in the clinic.

Finally, the winner of this year’s McCloskey Business plan competition was announced on Friday. The winning team, NanDio, is composed of two MBA students, an ESTEEM student, and the MS in Patent Law’s own Marcy¬†Kreimier. Marcy has been working with this technology all year as part of her MSPL experience — it’s been her capstone patent application project!

The 1st Source Bank Commercialization Awards dinner -- MSPL is acknowledged at the bottom of the far-right poster.

The 1st Source Bank Commercialization Awards dinner — MSPL is acknowledged at the bottom of the far-right poster.