We spent yesterday at GE Transportation in Erie, PA. They make locomotives there. Who knew how much innovation is going on in that space – it’s a 150 year old technology in some ways, but in other ways, entirely new. The below photo was taken in the building in which we had a learning session with Shawn McClintick (Senior IP Counsel for the Transportation group). Shawn is second from the right – after Thomas Edison and one of our students.
Today we spent the day at the Global Research Corporation. We got an up-close view of a couple of very cool new GE technologies, met a few ND alums, and got to talk to a part of the IP team which manages GE’s patent portfolio. The students learned alot about what options are available for patent agents and patent practitioners generally at corporations like GE.
We’ve been lucky enough to be invited to stay at the GE Lodge on campus, and the view is beautiful!